A wheaten Marans, an Olive Egger and a silkie walked into a bar...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KBallyhoo, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. KBallyhoo

    KBallyhoo Hatching

    Mar 16, 2018
    And we are wondering if we got any girls in the bunch. Also wondering what color our Silkie might end up? We’ve never had then but I was thinking buff? Same with the olive Egger. The farmer said Maran Roo over a black or rust Aracuna. =?
    Thanks for your help!
    Here’s the Marans
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    Here is the olive Egger
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    Here is the little silkie...
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  2. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

    Feb 28, 2017
    Florida Peninsula
    My Coop
    awesome photography
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  3. Meg-in-MT

    Meg-in-MT Free Ranging

    Jan 29, 2018
    SW Montana
    Funny intro :clap Welcome to BYC!!
  4. DaviJones

    DaviJones Songster

    Nov 7, 2017
    South Western, AZ
    They're a bit young to sex, or at least for me because I usually do comb. Newbie alert!
    But my guess is the Marans and Olive Egger are pullets and the silkie a little boy.
  5. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chook Snuggler

    A bit early yet, updates in a few weeks would be very helpful! :)

    However, with the Wheaten Marans, you should be able to tell much earlier. Plumage color is a dead giveaway long before comb and wattles develop. I actually was able to determine the genders of mine within a little over two weeks after hatch. :D Same goes for my Wheaten Ameraucanas. If the shoulder patches and chest feathers come in black, you have a cockerel, and if they're either red/strawberry blonde, you have a pullet. It's nice and simple! :)

    And I do think your Silkie is Buff. :D All your babies are super cuteness, AND you'll get some lovely eggs if they're girlies! :love

    Last edited: Mar 16, 2018
  6. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

    Jun 9, 2017
    NW Missouri
    Your Silkie is Buff.
    Please wait until the first two are six weeks, then post pics of the comb for sex. Silkies are slower maturing, so please post pics of the crest, full body, and the comb with the crest pulled back, at 12 weeks.
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Silkies are best sexed at 4-5 mos. of age, like difficulty with early Polish . Sometimes you can't even tell then - have to wait for eggs or crowing.

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