What gender is this 4 1/2 week old MGB chcik

CaramelKittey

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Hi all! What gender do you think this (a little shy of) 4 1/2 week old Birchen Modern Game Bantam is? I really need it to be a girl but it’s probably a boy. My sister keeps telling me it’s a boy and I know she’s probably (definitely) right. 😕

I don’t see waddles yet, but the comb is kinda large. It’s starting to get white on its neck (hens and roosters have white) but not on the wings yet. There’s a little brown on some of the wing feathers but not sure if that means boy or girl. Lol I have it’s parents and the hen has brown on her wings but not sure if the rooster does or not.

What do you think?

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Thanks in advance!
(Ignore the white paint on my hands. We were painting the chicken coop! 😜)
 

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CaramelKittey

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I also think It may be too early to be sure. I'm not leaning towards a for sure male just yet. IDK.
Here's pic of a pair I had. Of course hens comb isn't showing in either pic but that rooster has a fairly large comb and huge wattles.
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Thank you for those pictures! That helped a lot. :) I own it's parents but the rooster's comb and waddles had been dubbed before I bought him so I couldn't use him to compare.
 

Faraday40

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It's early to tell. I do have some pics of mine at 6 weeks. (Pretty close in age to yours) Neither had growth in the comb/wattles. For the 1st few weeks I thought the blue one could be male, because it was much bigger. Both ended up being female. The black is still more petite.
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Here are the same birds at about 12 weeks
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CaramelKittey

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It's early to tell. I do have some pics of mine at 6 weeks. (Pretty close in age to yours) Neither had growth in the comb/wattles. For the 1st few weeks I thought the blue one could be male, because it was much bigger. Both ended up being female. The black is still more petite.
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Here are the same birds at about 12 weeks
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Thank you! My little baby doesn't have any waddles yet but it's comb looks a tad big. Your MGBs are gorgeous!
 

CaramelKittey

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It's early to tell. I do have some pics of mine at 6 weeks. (Pretty close in age to yours) Neither had growth in the comb/wattles. For the 1st few weeks I thought the blue one could be male, because it was much bigger. Both ended up being female. The black is still more petite.
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Here are the same birds at about 12 weeks
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Is the black one in your first picture a Birchen MGB? Does it have white on it's neck yet?
Thank you!
 

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