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How can i tell if my pekin bantams are male or female

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It depends how old they are but the males should have bigger combs than the girls. If you post some pics on here people should be able to tell you or give you an idea on what you have :)

Thank you so much for reply .I am new at this chicken thing and dont quiet know how this forum works either but its realy nice to have got a reply from you

THANK YOU from Laura

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Hi Laura!

 

I'm not sure if newbies can post photos directly, I'm sure a mod could help tho, then we can all play the girl:boy game :lol:

 

Leanne, do feel free to pop over (chichester) & sex my 14 Pekins, I'm having difficulty with my 7 wk old chocolates.....cuckoos no such problem, one is already crowing :shock:

 

Sha x

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Pekins are one of the easy breeds to sex i can roughly tell by 3 weeks but deffo by 6/8 and out of all the pekins i have sold this year i havent made a mistake yet touch wood leanne :)

 

 

So how do you do it then i need help here,couse my husband said if its a boy is gonna ake a curry ( joke ) there would e a divorve first...

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On 4/11/2021 at 3:31 PM, Clairebe said:

I have 6 2 week old pekin bantams. What's the best way to tell which are boys?

2 weeks is way to early to say anything for certain. You will need to wait at least another few weeks to make any guesses.

But first things to look at are comb size and stance. Boy will develop combs more quickly and often have a more upright walk/stance.

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23 hours ago, mullethunter said:

Post us some photos and we’ll have a go! Or just say aaaaahhhh 😍

Yes, that'll be me.

I am no good at all at being able to tell the sex of chicks, sorry.

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New here to Pekins, Mine 2 are 6 weeks old, and have not made any sounds aside from the chirps.  When I got them they looked exactly alike, walked exactly alike, but one had thicker legs.  As it has grown, eating the same diet they both look different.  Almost like genetic defects.  Love it just the same (if not more because it will come right to me, and even sits on my lap).  Aside from that, I would really like to know what they are (drake vs hen).  I know the ration is 3:1, and I have what I believe could be 2 hens of another kind.  Could anyone tell me what this comb is that comes in early or is there a chart that is used to show the stance or describe the difference (aside from the tail feather)?  The one hen I have has been very vocal for 1 week now and is a week younger.  She is the ONLY one I know for certain is a hen because she has to tell you all about everything.  Everyone else is super quiet.

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