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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:57 pm 
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Hi
I am very new to chook keeping and was hoping someone could help me sex my silver pencilled wyandotte bantams. I have read that some breeders can sex them within the first few weeks, but I only have the 2 to compare so I'm not sure what to look for. They are just 6 weeks old and one's feathers are becoming quite darker than the other. Is this one likely to be a male? The comb and wattle development seems the same to me at this stage. Any help would be very much appreciated.
Alexandra.

Possibly a girl?
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Possibly a boy?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:11 pm 
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I think your right...1st pic female 2nd pic male. I'm going by the comb colour,a lot darker for the boy and the development of his wattles is more advanced.


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I agree. :biggrin: First one is a girl, second is a boy



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I agree with the previous posts :)

Aliahna - can you see the differences now that they have been pointed out?

It will get easier for you to tell! But some breeds are much harder than others...

I tend to look at the wattles possibly more than the combs mainly because that was how I was guided when I was getting used to sexing my own chicks. :wink:


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definitely one girl and 1 boy----the boys wattles are bigger and redder but with pencilled because they have different "looks" re their feathers that is becoming obvious too, cheers pam

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i would have to agree with everyone else.. hope that was what you were after

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I agree, 1st one a girl, 2nd a boy.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:33 pm 
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Thank you so much everyone for your replies. You have all been a lot of help. I feel a lot more confident now in being able to determine their sex. I was just a little bit confused with these guys because originally the lighter one had redder wattles than the darker one. When looking at them inperson, the combs look no different (to me), however these photos seem to bring out the colour more and make the difference clearer. Thanks again everyone, I am really happy with the outcome.
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