I can’t believe our fluffy little Old English Game bantams are 4 weeks old already! Feathers are coming on strong.
At 4 weeks we can really start to tell which is a hen and rooster. While they both grow combs (the ridge between the eyes and down to the beak) the roosters grow faster and are much more red.
I am also surprised to see how very different they all are. When tiny little fluff balls there were a few that were so similar I thought I’d never tell them apart.
Notice the bright red comb of the rooster above.
HEN with purple face
Chickens come in mainly two face types. Red and purple. We had two golden chicks that I had a hard time telling the difference between. But now at 4 weeks one is purple and one is red.
HEN with red face
The two black chicks, one hen and one rooster, are even more different now with the rooster having white speckled into his breast feathers and the hen with gold speckled into her feathers!
This gentleman gets whiter and whiter every day. Such a contrast to every other chicken on our farm!