5 weeks old...Pullet or Cockerel?!? Please help!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Morrison CoupeDeVille, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. Morrison CoupeDeVille

    Morrison CoupeDeVille Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two Silkie Orphingtons that are 5 weeks old! I would love your input as to what sex you think they are! We are new with chickens and clueless!! I will post several pics as soon as I figure out how to! [​IMG] Thanks!!
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Are they Silkies or Orpingtons? There is no such thing as a "Silkie Orphington". Silkies are bantams and Orpingtons (no "h") are huge birds, unless they are bantam Orps. Will look forward to seeing pictures of these chicks. [​IMG]
     
  3. Morrison CoupeDeVille

    Morrison CoupeDeVille Out Of The Brooder

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    Apologies. I just now figured out that I am not able to post pics until I am no longer a "new" member! I knew I should have registered as soon as I found this site (weeks ago). I read it almost every day, but never needed to post so I didn't. Oh well! Hopefully soon enough I will be able to post them!

    They are a cross between a Silkie hen and a Buff Orpington Roo.
     
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  4. Anarchy82

    Anarchy82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Post or comment on someones post 8 more times and then you will be able to upload photos.
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  5. Morrison CoupeDeVille

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    Thanks! Will do!
     
  6. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they a mix?
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Quote:Aha, got it! That's an odd combination for sure. I've had some unusual crosses myself. Just get to know folks and you'll be posting pics before the night is over. [​IMG]
     
  8. Morrison CoupeDeVille

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    So here they are... let me know what you all think! Thanks again!

    Betty
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    Goldie
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    Together (Goldie-back & Betty-up front)
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  9. Morrison CoupeDeVille

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    Quote:Yes, they are Silkie crossed with Buff Orpington
     
  10. marlowmanor

    marlowmanor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess b/c of the combs are that Betty is a pullet and Goldie is a cockeral. Betty has a small flat comb, while Goldie has a larger more pronounced comb. Just my guess though, I don't have experience with either breed. They are cute though!

    ETA: Where in NC are you from?
     
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