Rank Newbie with Bantam Easter Eggers

Eggsakly

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Hi, all. I am brand new to the forum and to chickens. I currently have my very first chickens, and they are bantam Easter Eggers I purchased locally. The chicks are within a day or two of being six weeks old. I was hoping for help with sexing these guys, if it's possible at this time.

#1 is white and black, is the largest, with a very long neck and thick, long legs. It is also the most timid with me, but not necessarily the other chicks.

#2 is the most vocal and communicative. This one asks for treats. It actually yells at me from the other room. I hoped it would be a pullet but it's getting an awfully red comb.

(No. 3 did not make it.)

#4 I suspect is a cockerel. It has the largest, reddest comb, the most colors in its plumage, and it is quite bold at times. I love its colors

#5 I suspect is a pullet. It is the smallest chick, and has had no redness or significant enlargement of the comb. It is a pretty copper and black.

I fear #1 and #2 are also little cockerels, but being new I am unsure of everything. Any and all experienced chicken opinions are welcome! I have the photos named, but I cannot see the names in my preview, so there are two photos each of three chicks - No. 1, No.2 and No. 4, and one of the last chick, No. 5.







Thank you.
 
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Chicken Girl1

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Hello and Welcome to BYC!
I afraid to say all of them look like cockerels except for number 5 :-( I'm also sorry about chick number 3
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Eggsakly

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Thank you, Chicken Girl! I appreciate the welcome, the condolences, and the opinion. It is what I feared. I will have to make a decision or two, now. I wanted to start small and learn and not be overwhelmed getting to know about my chickens. Apparently, I'm started smaller than I hoped.
 

Eggsakly

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No. 1 is hard. It is the largest, but it is also the most timid. Its comb began turning pink when #4's did, ahead of #2, but now that #2 has had its comb turn redder, #2's comb is quite a bit darker than #1's.

I would be very happy not to have 1 pullet and 3 cockerels, but . . . . that stuff happens sometimes.
 

Eggsakly

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Thanks, BantamLover. I suspect we will be attending the local livestock swap and sell soon.
 

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