Sexing help: bantam ee/silkie/brahma mixes, 5-6 weeks old

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  1. chicken8

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    I have three chicks whose sex I'm not sure of. It's probably too early to tell, but I figured it wouldn't hurt in case somebody knows some good indicators that show up at 5-6 weeks old.

    The chicks are bantams and a two are ee-brahma mixes, and one is an ee-silkie mix.

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  2. loveblackstars

    loveblackstars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have bantams and I could tell my rooster from my hens around this time
     
  3. chicken8

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    Chick #1

    I think it's a brahma-ee mix, but possible a mix of something else. It has a pea comb and is already picking fights with full grown chickens. My guess is that it is a male due to the size and color of the comb.

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    Chick #2

    This one looks mostly like an ee, but has a few feathers on its green legs, so that makes me think it might have a bit of brahma in it. It's also quite a bit bigger than the other chicks. It has a small rose comb. My guess, at this time is pullet.

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  5. chicken8

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    Chick #3

    This an ee-silkie mix. It has a wide, black comb but the comb isn't tall at all. It's more like a black patch. I have no idea what this one might be.

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  6. chicken8

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    Sorry that the pics are so crummy.
     
  7. Majd

    Majd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say first one is a roo... second is maybe a pullet and third maybe pullet too
     
  8. loveblackstars

    loveblackstars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree
     
  9. chicken8

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    Thanks for the input.
     

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