any thoughts on these silkies??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sazbaby, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. Sazbaby

    Sazbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered 5 blue silkies from McMurray hatchery, hatched july 4, 2011. Out of these I have one blue (I suspect a hen because she is much more petite than the others), 3 black (one of which I've caught crowing, the other two I'm not sure of- they are as big as the roosters and have the "swept back hair" look...) and one mostly black with a little blue underpinning (also caught in the act of crowing). I'm hoping that out of 5 I have more than one hen!! Argh... Anyhow, here are pictures of them- feel free to give your thoughts!! Thanks in advance!

    The two black unknowns
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    Black unknown #1
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    Black unknown #2
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    Black unknown #1 on left, #2 on right
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    Black unknown #1
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    Black unknown #2
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    Blue unknown, suspected hen
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    Blue unknown, suspected hen
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  2. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    black #1 is definately a boy, definite streamers, big wide comb.
    black #2 I am unsure but looking at that comb I say boy. [​IMG]

    Blue is beardless, no wattles, and no streamers, very sure its a girl.
     
  3. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Black #1 and #2 are cockerels, and the Blue appears to be a pullet so far.
     
  4. Sazbaby

    Sazbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh gosh... you guys are just confirming my fears... I got the silkies because I wanted some broodies, and here I am, ordered 5 and seriously looks like 4 are roosters?!?!?! Man, am I just unlucky or what???? I had them all out in a little pen the other day, and just about all of them were bumping chests and getting feisty, and when I got to looking at them, I thought maybe all but the little blue were roosters... I guess I was just wishful thinking that maybe those other two black ones would be hens... [​IMG] Oh well, keep the input coming please, if it's overwhelming roos then I need to find them some homes!!!
     
  5. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    2 blacks are roos and the blue looks like a pullet
     
  6. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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