Peachick.... is this another boy and girl?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pips&peeps, May 9, 2008.

  1. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Here are my brand new sebbie babies. I think they are a boy and girl.

    Anyone else out there been breeding sebbies long and have a better educated guess?

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  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I was asking about it before and I was told the females are darker than the males and often the males are all yellow. I don't know if this is correct so I will be watching this thread to glean info for myself as well.

    They are so very sweet looking. I hope mine do well. Thanks to you. [​IMG]
     
  3. peachick

    peachick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2007
    Maryland 21787
    Wow Jean congrats!!! Ya gotta love them babbies, eh?

    a boy and a girl is a good guess. But I have to admit I have lost my confidance in sexing these guys. Girls dont always hatch out darker. One example is....
    a few years ago Melanie from Fluff n Stuff, bought what seemed to be a dark baby and a lighter baby sebastopol, assuming they were a pair.... both turned out to be hens!! (and lucky me they now live with me!)! I have seen photos of these girls when they were baibies on Melanies web site, and i would have thought they were male and female too.

    Another example.....
    I have 4 babies here now about 6 weeks old and adult down feathers are starting to come in on them. All 4 babies hatched out the same color, but on 2 babies the down is coming in slightly dark on their back, just above their tail. So Im wondering if they will be hens.

    So, the moral of the story is...... not all hens hatch out dark.

    Sigh. Sorry Jean, I aint much help. [​IMG] .....But ask me to sex peafowl and Im here for ya. LOL

    (BTW.... I hatched out blue and grey sebastopol babies last weekend!!)
     
  4. nutmeggie

    nutmeggie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As they get older is there any way to tell the sex or pretty much wait to see if they lay eggs...
     
  5. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I couldn't tell you what sex they are, but they're definitely adorable. Congrats [​IMG]
     
  6. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    I know nothing about them, but they sure are precious! I want some! [​IMG]
     
  7. peachick

    peachick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2007
    Maryland 21787
    Sara, Im within driving distance..... come and get these babies.
    I have more hatching and I cant keept hem all :|
     
  8. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Adorable!
     
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  9. tnkinhunting

    tnkinhunting Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What pretty babies!
     
  10. Crunchie

    Crunchie Brook Valley Farm

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    Oh goodness those are cute. [​IMG] Congrats on the new babies!

    I'm dying for some and Peachick is within driving distance from me, too...it is so tempting, but we just don't have the time/energy/money/space for any more critters right now!! However, if none of the preceding factors were an issue I'd be knocking on Peachick's door!! [​IMG]
     

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