20 weeks old and now I have doubts

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jennschics, Oct 17, 2015.

  1. Jennschics

    Jennschics Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 11, 2014
    North Mississippi
    My boys Eggs and Linus are 20 weeks. No crowing, very passive but with their combs being bulbous I always assumed roosters until a friend said hers looked very similar and they ended up being hens.
    I lost all my EE girls to sickness so I lost hope.

    Anyone want to set me straight? Boys, right?



    Close up of comb. Saturation is up but his head feathers.

    This is Butter their brother, he passed away a few weeks ago. He was stunning and definitely the head honcho.
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2015
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 6, 2014
    Melrose Park Illinois
    With those combs being as such suggests roos. Sometime we get fooled. BTW. what was the disease that wiped out your girls.??? and is the possibility that the source is still on your grounds and in your coop ??? Sorry to hear your loss ... [​IMG]
  3. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 10, 2013
    My Coop
    Both look like roosters to me. Sorry about your other hens. :(
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Both of them are cockerels. Sorry. :eek:(
  5. Jennschics

    Jennschics Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 11, 2014
    North Mississippi
    I figured.Broody silkies hatched 18 healthy EE's and at around 12 weeks we lost 2 to trampling, 6 to predators and slowly the last 10 over the next few weeks to coidosis. I have treated all birds, all coops have been sanitized and new bedding put in. Unfortunately they free range on an acre during the day and I can not keep some of the areas dry so I'm sure bacteria grows rampant.
    I will be putting hay down in the more wet areas.

    Oh well I will be keeping Eggs and rehomeming Linus. They are nice boys so far. They still get beaten up by the girls.

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