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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RodNTN, Mar 20, 2018.
Silkie on the left, Porcelain D’Uccles on a the right.
I'm working on it... can't find the camera
That's what I'm thinking, but I just googled Porcelain D'uccles and they really resemble my feathered legged chicks.
I'm working on the pictures
I'm thinking that the feathered legged ones aren't Silkies
@21hens-incharge I read about in a few threads on here and on a breed club website for OEGBs. Apparently with the silver duckwing OEGBs and some of the other OEGB colors the color of the down indicates gender. Boys have lighter stripes across their eyes and lighter, less distinct stripes on their backs. Females have dark stripes on their eyes and backs.
I just went and took some pictures. Apologies for the funky lighting in the mudroom... the weather is trying to decide what it wants to do. Rod, hopefully you don't mind me adding the pictures here. If you have some of the little OEGBs it may help.
So according to the down sexing guide, female on left, male on right.
Female on left with more defined stripes on her back, as well as bolder coloring on her head. Her head has an outline of black in between the brown and the pale down, whereas the male doesn't have much black.
This is the best I could do on the male's coloring without a chick wrangler! The stripes on his back aren't as stark as the female's.
Hopefully that helps someone else with their little chipmunks. Since I ended up with 4 males and 2 females, I naturally had to go get 4 more females this afternoon.
That does help as lot. Thank you!
I love bantams but cannot justify the MPC cost to get sexed ones.
I did find that with silver laced bantam Cochin's the darkest chicks are far more likely to be female.
Thanks! Wow, they do resemble my chicks! Thanks! I'm uploading the pics onto the computer
Yeah, I wish that MPC would lower their costs a bit.
The baby banties are soo adorable! They love to be held
I was thinking about naming them 'John, Paul, George and Ringo'