Are these two roosters?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chicken995, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. chicken995

    chicken995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    New to the world of chickens. I have seven chicks that are 6 1/2 weeks old. I suspect that two may be roosters, but I wanted to get the opinions of the experts.

    The first suspect is a black australorp. Big pink comb. Could that be a tell tale sign?
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    Suspect number two, a black silkie. How do you tell if these are roosters? Notice that the black silkie is quite a bit larger than the white silkie, and it also has a "feather hat."
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    Any guesses are greatly appreciated. Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2011
  2. mrszlopez

    mrszlopez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say #1 is a definite.
    #2 im not too sure.
     
  3. chicken995

    chicken995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your guess.

    Anybody else? I love second, third, and fourth opinions.
     
  4. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, a roo for the first but silkies are very difficult to sex until older.
     
  5. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    Australorp roo certainly ( you should keep him, those roosters are so very handsome! )

    As far as silkies go there are no telltale signs and you probably will not know until it crows or lays. You most certainly won't know for at least a few months.
     
  6. chicken995

    chicken995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the replies. New question, how loud is an australorp's crow?
     
  7. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Lol....ummm....loud. Even my Bantams are loud...just higher pitched [​IMG]
     
  8. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they are both roosters. When a silkie's poof grows in "blown back" like that, it is very, very likely a roo. The good news is that he will be handsome & prolly easy to rehome. [​IMG]
     
  9. jtr

    jtr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:agreed
     
  10. tiffanyg2

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    Quote:X2!!
     

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