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How do we tell the difference

 
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george



Joined: 30 May 2009
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Location: Yorkshire

PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:34 pm    Post subject: How do we tell the difference  Reply with quote

Hello all

We put a few eggs under our broody bantam a few weeks ago and i am pleased to report that four little chicks duly arrived, 3 silkies and a dutch bantam. They are about 4 weeks old now and doing very well and are now about the size of the starlings that are currently visiting the garden .... Could anyone tell me how to spot the differences between  the sexes or is it too soon to tell. We have always bought our hens at point of lay in the past so any advice would be much appreciated
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bodger



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should be able to tell by four weeks. The best thing to do is to try and get some decent photos and post them on here.
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george



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks bodger will do  
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Dave C



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, gets some pic up pal  
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george



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well here goes,hope these will help as they were a bit jumpy in this heat








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Whipcord



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm afraid there's no silkies there, I can see at least one boy
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Dave C



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree    I think the bottom right is a cockerel.

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