Pekin Bantam Chicks- Boys or girls?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mwat, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. mwat

    mwat Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Everyone,

    This is our first go at raising chicks so I don't know if it's too early to tell or not but I've noticed in the last fews days that I have been able to tell the difference between them. If it is too early how can I tell and what do I look out for?

    I'll number the chicks so it's hopefully a bit easier to comment on,

    Thanks! Hopefully after reading enough posts over time I'll eventually be able to help people out to return the favour :)

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    CHICK NO.2:

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    CHICK NO.3:


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    CHICK NO.4:

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  2. mwat

    mwat Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry I forgot to say the chicks are six weeks old [​IMG]
     
  3. joelharris

    joelharris Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm not positive but I think that:
    1- cockerel
    2- pullet
    3- ? i would say pullet
    4- pullet
    5- pullet
     
  4. mwat

    mwat Out Of The Brooder

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    Great! Well that sounds promising that we will hopefully get a couple of hens hopefully :-D thanks!

    Can you tell me what you are looking at to make those predictions? That way I might be able watch them with a bit of knowledge :-D
     
  5. imogene08

    imogene08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1.Cockerel
    2.pullet
    3.pullet? Combs a tad bigger then num 2
    4.pullet? Combs bigger to but not screaming rooster
    5.most likely pullet

    What I'm mostly looking at is the comb and wattles if the helps :).
     
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  6. joelharris

    joelharris Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes same I mostly looked at the comb and wattles and if the cockerels are starting to develop spurs on the backs of their legs is another way, cockerels also tend to have a bigger frames,e.g thicker legs etc
     
  7. 1- cockerel
    2- pullet(?)
    3- cockerel(?)
    4- pullet
    5- pullet

    I look at their combs, wattles, and tails to decide what gender they are.
     
  8. joelharris

    joelharris Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes i agree their tails can also be a good indicator but that is usally at a bit older
     
  9. ESofVA

    ESofVA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1. cockerel
    The rest look like pullets to me, too.
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree with your gender guesses.
     

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