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sexing bantams

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by J3172, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. J3172

    J3172 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why cant hatcheries sex bantams? Then I've read about it and seen it on dirty jobs but still cant figure it out on live chicks and ducklings is their a secret to it?
     
  2. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    My Pet Chickens sexes bantams, but it costs $7 extra per chick for pullets. I think most don't do it because they are so small and that makes it much harder to do.
     
  3. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2009
    Mississippi
    maybe it has something to do with the size of the chick. Bantams are about half the size of standard poultry. But I really [​IMG] . I can color sex my hatchery silver duckwing OEGB.
     
  4. J3172

    J3172 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are their other bantams you can color sex?
     
  5. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2009
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    Quote:I'm sure there have got to be but I only have experience with Silver Duckwing OEGB.
     
  6. J3172

    J3172 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well I ordered the bantam special from ideal do if I get any silver duckwing bantams how do I tell?
     
  7. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
    Rochester, NH
    i've been able to feather sex my bantams within a few days of hatching. i have 7 cochin mixes that all look to be pullets, and i just hatched out 2 bantam faverolles that both are males.
     
  8. J3172

    J3172 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    please share how you feather sex them. I would love to know
     
  9. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is easier to see than to explain but I don't have any pics cuz I never took any. But,Day Old- Males will have a lighter head kinda silver-ish. Females will be different in appearance, darker and their heads are more of a brown. When they start to feather out 95% of the time males will have dark breast feathers and females will be light brown instead. But seldom do the feather different but it does happen.
     
  10. J3172

    J3172 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is there anyway to tell by which feathers grow in faster or slower between the sexes?
     

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