10 week chicks (picture heavy)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ambe0487, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. ambe0487

    ambe0487 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is my latest hatch now at 10 weeks. No crowing yet. Thoughts on gender? Thanks!

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  2. PeepersMama

    PeepersMama Living in a galaxy far, far away... Premium Member

    I'd say that they all look like pullets, but I don't have experience sexing silkies soooo...
    What breed is #2? A birchen maran?
     
  3. ambe0487

    ambe0487 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think is a barnyard mix but not really sure. I bought a couple dozen random eggs from a local lady I've bought from in the past.
     
  4. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    They are all barnyard mixes, with plenty with Silkie blood.

    I think they are likely all pullets, however watch #2 and #4.

    #2 has quite a bit of wattle and pink color for 10 weeks for a pullet, but I've had my mixed breeds develop quickly and lay by 16 weeks. With all the mix of genes, they tend to mature faster with their own set of rules.

    #4 also has a bit of comb, but I think it may still be a pullet.

    However, watch 2 and 4. You should know more in a few more weeks. Those combs will take off here pretty quick if they are males.
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  5. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Deleted a double post.
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  6. ambe0487

    ambe0487 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agree lots of silkie blood. Many extra toes and crests.
    #2 has always had me questioning because it was quick to grow comb and waddles but I'm surprised hasn't crowed yet. Here it is at week 5 [​IMG]

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    # 4 has recently filled out in its crest and seems to have semi pointed hackle feathers and as wide as the comb area is, there hasn't been any growth/plumping.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with Lady of Mc
     
  8. ambe0487

    ambe0487 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :fl :fl Thanks everyone! I appreciate your insight!
     

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