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Please help sexing mixed flock of chickens! I am afraid I have an awful lot of Roos. Purchased from MPC sexed.

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6 week old olive egger
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This one really concerns me, 6 week old welsummer
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:welcome

 

I'm not even going to hazard a guess at the silkies at this age :/

 

The Welsummer is a cockerel. 

 

Everyone else looks female at this point. 

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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:welcome

 

I'm not even going to hazard a guess at the silkies at this age :/

 

The Welsummer is a cockerel. 

 

Everyone else looks female at this point. 

X2

 

 also the coloring of that Welsummer looks off...

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:welcome

 

I'm not even going to hazard a guess at the silkies at this age :/

 

The Welsummer is a cockerel. 

 

Everyone else looks female at this point. 

 

 

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X2

 

 also the coloring of that Welsummer looks off...

Agree the Welsummer is Cockerel but going to stick my neck out, so is the Silkie but they are harder to sex until more developed.  Basically going by the "feathering" on the top of the head, it's more pointy then puff ball but it is young.  The rest are Pullets.

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Thanks so much for your your replies. I have spent so much time researching how to tell the difference and I am always led back here to others pictures I figured I would take the time to post here and I am so glad I did. I was pretty sure about the welsummer because "Autumn" had a red comb starting at about a week old. We have a total of 5 silkies, 3 9 week and 2 6 week olds and they all look like Roos to me but I know they are hard to tell until much older. Our Easter egger has been concerning me as well because I have read about them being so friendly and she is Not friendly at all. She is also protective of the other "girls" always the first to investigate and runs over to check on them when they squawk while being put away. She is the hardest to catch and squawks like she is being killed when you try to pick her up. "She" also has a reddish color to her which I have been reading is the coloring of Roos. The polish look like girls to everyone? One of them got their crest plucked in the middle and it is just starting to grow back but I thought females were suppose to have a rounder crest and the boys have more of a rocker look? These two look like rockers to me? Thank you so much for your replies, I feel so much better that so far it looks like only one roo because the only one I was fairly confident about was our Dominique.
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The first Polish has a pretty, smooth bouffant 'do. The second one is hard to tell, with the pluckedness. Just watch for reddening combs and wattles before 4 months, that's a male sign. 

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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