All girls?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by yesfantina, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. yesfantina

    yesfantina Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's some pictures of our 5 3-and-1/2 month old chicks. We have 2 silkies, 1 buff brahma bantam and 2 red stars. The reds are supposed to be sex-linked, so I never worried about them being roos, but lately one has developed some longer tail feathers and her neck is a different color from the other. What do you all think?

    First the silkies - Tara
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    Tara and Luna
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    Batman-Anna - the buff brahma
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    now the reds

    Here's Rosie -the one i'm concerned about
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    Here's the 2 of them. Rosie is behind Lucy
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    and a closer look at Rosie
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    one more of the 2 reds - Rosie on the right
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    Thanks !
    -tina
     
  2. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
    LaFayette, NY
    I don't know silkies well enough to say but the rest all look like girls to me
     
  3. jtr

    jtr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    both red stars are girls she is just maturing more
     
  4. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rosie is definitely a girl, she is a red sex link- they are bred so that they can be color sexed- the roosters are white, hens are red with some white feathers. Your Brahma is also a girl, I am not sure about the silkies- I have never owned any. Very pretty flock!
     
  5. yesfantina

    yesfantina Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!

    Yeah, i knew that about the sex-linked which is why I never worried about the reds. But then when we noticed the tail feathers and shinier neck, I wondered if maybe they'd sent me the wrong breed and that she could be a he.
     

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