Sexing BCMs?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Thunderhill, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. Thunderhill

    Thunderhill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone have guesses for the sex of these 5 BCM chicks? they are a little over 6 weeks old.
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  2. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    Well, since we are guessing only.

    The first to photos look off on feather coloring, none of our BC have had that coloration, looks like a barred gene maybe?

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    Boy

    Keep in mind this is only a guess. Side profile of combs would help.
     
  3. Thunderhill

    Thunderhill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm I don't know about the barred coloring. I just picked these up on Tuesday. Saw her flock and they look marvelous. I'll write to the breeder and ask
     
  4. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    Could just be the lighting I suppose.
     
  5. Thunderhill

    Thunderhill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope, you're right. Those two do have that coloring
     
  6. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
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    Quote:I'm just curious what you based your guess on? I'm learning as I go as well [​IMG]

    If we are guessing, I'm saying the first two are male based on the coloring and the last 3 are hens. I have no clue of course that this is correct, just a WAG [​IMG]
     
  7. JamesA

    JamesA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess is also the first two being roo's as they color out faster and the others pullets but I am new to this also but my males did color out real fast.
     
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  8. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:One of my BC Marans babies was "striped" like that when he first feathered in, but when he molted again at about 10 wks he lost all that and looks like a normal BCM.

    ETA: I also had a pullet that feathered out w/ copper everywhere when she was little...so you can't always tell by color!
     
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  9. Solsken Farm

    Solsken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:One of my BC Marans babies was "striped" like that when he first feathered in, but when he molted again at about 10 wks he lost all that and looks like a normal BCM.

    ETA: I also had a pullet that feathered out w/ copper everywhere when she was little...so you can't always tell by color!

    Ditto. Roo pullet pullet roo roo

    That isn't barring, but alot of the copper highlight. Hard to know how she will feather out, but my guess is with alot of copper.

    Good luck!
     
  10. Thunderhill

    Thunderhill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Guys! I am hoping for at least a trio and I guess I can use more than one roo since I have eggs coming
     

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