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10week old Sussex + Silkies boys or girls??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Newlove, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. Newlove

    Newlove Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there I have some 10week ok chickens I'm trying to sex, I have my thoughts but I'm no expert! Not the best pics it's pooring here (hench the temp coop). [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] The rain has helped my opinion if the silkies as I can actuall see wattles!
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    bottom photo lower silkie on left, looks very macho - one behind him on left looks pullet - one to the right I'm leaning towards roo but kind of iffy. With silkies I think the girls tend to have narrower, flatter combs

    the picture above shows a BOY silkie in the left bottom
     
  3. Newlove

    Newlove Out Of The Brooder

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    I did read some where about sexing them just hatched buy there combs, female smooth oval/male figure 8 bumpy. I did do this and had 1/2 1/2, but lost one at a few days and then lost track as they grew :/
     
  4. Newlove

    Newlove Out Of The Brooder

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    Any ideas on the Sussex??
     
  5. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like you might have 2 Sussex cockerels.
     
  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    it is really hard to tell by those pics. wait for it to stop raining then retake the picsfor clearer pics and dry birds
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    x2 and the Silkie in the second to last pic is a cockerel.
     

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