2 Nine week old chicks? Help? **PICS

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by penkwolf, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. penkwolf

    penkwolf Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, we have 2 silkies chicks, which we hatched, they are 9 weeks old now but their is an obvious size difference between them, we dont know if the smaller one has something up with it? or it is just a different gender/breed? we got given the eggs to hatch.

    Does anyone know the sex of these 2? and why one is smaller?
    Thanks

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    This is the larger one, pretty sure this is a boy?


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    This is the other one (Nearest front)


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    This is the size difference ^^
     
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  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I think the smallest one is a girl.. Looks girly to me.. The other two look roo-ish..
     
  3. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's hard to tell from these photos, but do they have 5 toes? They may have another breed mixed in there. [​IMG]
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    PS: they don't look pure to me.. [​IMG] My silkie was twice as fluffy at a week younger.

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    Lorraine is 11 weeks here

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    Lorraine is 8 weeks old here (day we got her)

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    Our rooster - Steve. Keep your eye out for large combs, streamers from the crest. I find Steve is a lot more coarse to touch than Lorraine's soft down feel.
     
  5. penkwolf

    penkwolf Out Of The Brooder

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    The larger one is flufflyer and has a good coat, but its the little one, its like a runt, but is same age etc and from same mom and dad so was wondering what gender ands if something was up with it [​IMG] nice pics by the way
     
  6. penkwolf

    penkwolf Out Of The Brooder

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  7. penkwolf

    penkwolf Out Of The Brooder

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    The one is not growing and was from the same hatch? anyone know why? is it just a girl?
     
  8. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The larger ones are normally the roos. You cant really go by that because my biggest silkie chick was a hen. The larger one looks like a roo though.
     
  9. Snowygirl

    Snowygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #1: Boy
    #2: Girlie
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  10. DebbieDee

    DebbieDee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the personality?Roos are aggressive . Don't forget to check for that.[​IMG]
     

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