Sexing Bantam Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Basia, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. Basia

    Basia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am new to the forum but I have read alot of the posts and you all are wonderful. I am also new to raising Bantams. [​IMG] I have 3 Chicks that are 5 weeks and 3 days old. I was wondering if you could help me sex them?
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    They are sweet and tame... amazing birds.
    It is hard to believe they have grown so much since they hatched. All of the waddles and combs are about the same size... 2 have peach colored and one is red colored.
    Thanks
     
  2. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2007
    You have 3 cockerels. My 19 week old chick doesn't have a comb that large yet!
     
  3. Equest94

    Equest94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome. I am also pretty new to chickens in general, but I am picking up quite a bit on being on this forum.


    I believe your first (on the far left) one may be a roo - they other two I'm not too sure. [I think they may also be roosters] I would need to see a better pic of their combs.

    Usually at that age the ones that develop larger and redder combs and waddles turn out to be boys....
     
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  4. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2007
    I don't have any pictures of my banty cochin growing up, but looking thruogh my pics I found a picture of my cuckoo marans, at 6 weeks old.

    see how she doesn't have a comb yet?
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  5. bunch-a-chickens

    bunch-a-chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    all roos. what kind are they??
     
  6. Basia

    Basia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are Blue Buff Japanese.
    I "met" the hen that layed these eggs before I took them home to put in the bater. She had a beautiful comb. I was hoping this breed just had large combs [​IMG]
    Thanks
     
  7. Basia

    Basia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went and took a pic of each of them. They will pose and do about anything for me... Napoleon has a bad problem of going up my arm and staying on my shoulder.

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  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Looks like three little boys there!
     
  9. Basia

    Basia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all of the help. I was hopin' for a girl [​IMG]
     
  10. Basia

    Basia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The farmer that I got the eggs from said to process the males at 2 months... any suggestions?

    I have a small flock of quail. IF I kept ONE rooster... would it do ok with the quail? Do Bantams crow as loud as a standard? [​IMG] There is no ordinance against roosters but I don't need city council making one.
     

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