Question about Bantams development

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by aimee, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. aimee

    aimee Songster

    Feb 27, 2007
    Lake WaConDa, NE
    I have a 5-6 week old Bantam that was given to me when it was a couple of weeks old. It's really driving me crazy that I don't know if it's a boy or a girl and was wondering if they show the same signs as standard breeds.

    I had them outside the day before yesterday and it seemed like it could be a roo by the way it was standing but since I don't know the breed, maybe it's just a oegb.

    There is no sign of a comb at all though, should there be one by now if it were a roo? I also have three standard pullets and they had more of a comb at that age then this little Bantam.

    I also have a Bantam Frizzle that's a couple of weeks younger and it has a little comb and even little waddles (sp?) coming in. I really can't tell if that one is a boy or a girl but that one doesn't bother me as much.

    I'll be taking them back out later and will take a pic. We're finally getting to build their coop this weekend, stupid weather.
  2. Unbridled

    Unbridled In the Brooder

    Apr 13, 2007
    Moses Lake, WA
    I would say its a pullet, it would have something by then if it were a rooster.

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