Please help sex my bantams :)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by misssilkiechick, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. misssilkiechick

    misssilkiechick New Egg

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    Hi, these are my 5.5 week old "backyard" bantams. Any idea what sex they are? Any help greatly appreciated [​IMG]

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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm getting a roo-vibe from both chicks, sorry [​IMG]

    That said, rose combs are hard to tell sometimes. Maybe post again when they're around 8ish weeks old?
     
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Given the size and redness of their combs at 5.5 weeks, I'm thinking cockerel on both of them as well.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm thinking both roosters, but rose combed birds can be tricky to sex.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Aside from the combs, you can see wattles starting this early too - I think both Cockerels - cute as the dickens though
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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  8. misssilkiechick

    misssilkiechick New Egg

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    Thanks everyone! Will be a shame. I have several hens with red wattles and combs so find it all very confusing, lol! Will post back in a few weeks to see how they are developing [​IMG]
     
  9. Michael OShay

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    You're welcome.
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    This is where age plays a critical role. Hens/pullets' combs and wattles turn red at the onset of sexual maturity, usually around 4-5 months. This heralds egg-laying.

    A bird who is getting a red comb and wattles under 4 months is pretty much a cockerel.
     

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