Any Guesses For My Silkies and Cochins Genders?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jiff, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. Jiff

    Jiff Out Of The Brooder

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    My two silkies and bantam cochin are about 7 weeks old. I'm pretty sure that the cochin is a little roo, but was wondering if someone could confirm it for me. Also, when he was a baby, I thought that he was going to be splash, but now that his feathers are coming in is he blue? I know its early to tell what gender the silkies are, but I would appreciate any guesses. The black silkie has a much larger comb and wattles developing than the buff, and s/he is much larger. Thanks! [​IMG]

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  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I do not know anything about Cochins, so I can't really help you with the color, but I do think it's a roo. It looks blue to me, but the darker coloring, I'm just not sure.

    The Black Silkie looks like a Roo to me. It has an awful large comb to only be 7 weeks old. The Buff, I can't be positive. I thought Pullet in the first pic, but the 2nd pic made me second guess myself.

    7 weeks is really very early to tell the gender on a Silkie chick.
     
  3. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    black silkie roo and blue cochin roo...
     
  4. iluvmychicks

    iluvmychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black silkie cockerel
    Buff silkie pullet
    Splash cochin cockerel

    That would be my guess:)



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  5. huckleberryfarm

    huckleberryfarm Chickenista

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    I agree. The buff looks like a girl and the black a boy. The cochin is a roo. It still looks like a splash to me. Buff silkies mature slower than the rest. She should have a nice crest.
     

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