Boy or girl?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jackson8, May 22, 2011.

  1. jackson8

    jackson8 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone tell if this is a boy or a girl? And type of chicken?

    I know it is a silke x but not to sure about the other half Approx 16weeks old.

    I have taken a close up of the legs not sure if those are spurs forming.

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  2. jackson8

    jackson8 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have not heard any crowing yet and it does not flare up around the other chickens like roosters normally do.
     
  3. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As far as I know, all chickens have spur buds.

    That said, it looks like a roo to me.
     
  4. jackson8

    jackson8 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your advice I will have to wait and see what happens. I'm still hoping for a female but I think your right.

    Wish I had a big enough propery to keep roosters.
     
  5. CheekyChooks

    CheekyChooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm a newbie to chickens but the red comb/wattles and log neck feathers that are starting say roo to me. But I could be wrong .. I can't sex my own chickens never mind someone elses!
     
  6. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

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    It's a roo.
     
  7. blefky

    blefky life in the yard

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  8. jackson8

    jackson8 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the posts, I was really hopeing for a chicken not a rooster as we are not allowed to have them in our area as our block is too small.

    I will have to put an ad in the paper for a free roo, thats 2 out of 5 so far that are boys.
     
  9. TeriyakiChicken

    TeriyakiChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck finding a good home for it!
     
  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    It is definitely, positively, undoubtedly a rooster. See those shiny, pointed feathers hanging down on the sides at the base of the tail? Those are saddle feathers, and only boys get them.
     

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