Sexing 4 1/2 week old Easter Egger Bantams

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CarolB865, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. CarolB865

    CarolB865 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Needing the expert opinions on these five of mine that I'm suspecting are cockerels. One has just begun to puff up it's hackels and play fight with the others...and I was sure before it was a pullet. :( I'm afraid of my original 8 that 5 of them are boys! Please let me know what you think!

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    The 4 pictures above I'll call #1 is the one just now showing some play fight tendencies.

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    #2 Four pics of one of my black and white's that I'm pretty sure is a boy since the comb is getting bigger and pink.

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    #3 Three pictures of my other black one who loves to play fight!

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    #4 Is my big gray(blue?) one that is the sweetest of the bunch!

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    #5 Three pictures of the one I've guessed was a boy since a couple weeks old. Comb definitely turning pink with 3 ridges.

    Please let me know what you think as I'd love to find new homes for 4 of them before they are too much older. I sure don't need that much maleness with 3 girls left!
     
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  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    they are still too young to tell try at about 6 weeks
     
  3. CarolB865

    CarolB865 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was hoping with the pea combs with 3 rows and some of them turning red, maybe it was easier to tell. I'd read on other threads that those were pretty sure signs of cockerels. Darn...
     
  4. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    at this point the combs aren't big enough to tell
     

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