boys or girls - silkie chicks - 15 weeks old

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by vsolosky, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. vsolosky

    vsolosky Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! I have four silkie chicks that are 15 weeks old this past monday (oct. 29, 2012) and i'm trying to figure out if they're boys or girls. from what i'm gathering, i have 3 boys and 1 girl, but i wanted your opinions. (the three supposed boys also have bumps where spurs look like might develop and the other supposed girl doesn't)

    I bought them from a mennonite farm that specialized in just silkies and one other kind of chicken, but they don't sex them. we just picked 4 from a whole clutch of chicks.

    Thanks a bunch for your help!



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  2. vsolosky

    vsolosky Out Of The Brooder

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    oh - and the third silkie picture (from the top) seems like he would have had 6 toes on his one foot - he has two toenails that are fused together and that toe is really fat....
     
  3. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The second one from the top is a pullet. All of the others look like cockerels. I'm no expert though. I have forteen White Silkies and all of them have five toes exept for two, one of those two has six toes and the other has five toes on one foot and four toes on the other.
     
  4. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    the second picture is your only hope for a pullet hens can get spurs also, just so you know.
     
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  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I agree with chickengirl47 2 is a pullet and the rest are cockerels I think!
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  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Those do not look like purebreds -
     
  7. vsolosky

    vsolosky Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much for the replies! I wonder why the first one's comb looks like an actual comb....from what I was reading, they normally look like the other 2's combs - like a walnut.

    will there be any problem with keeping the three boys?

    I also have 7 other chickens- easter eggers - and 3 of those ended up being roos.....that batch of chickens will be 20 weeks on Nov. 13th. They all free range in my yard and then go back to the coop all together - I'm hoping they will all just get along with each other? (the fact that there are 6 boys to 5 girls....)
     
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  8. vsolosky

    vsolosky Out Of The Brooder

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    all this Mennonite farm had were silkies (in fact he was sending 10,000 silkies down to North Carolina and he allowed me to take 4 out his hatchlings) and the Freedom Ranger meat chicks.

    here is his site:

    http://www.jmhatchery.com/bantam-silkie-chicks-p2-html/prod_2.html

    the ducks and guineas are kept at his son's farm, so I'm not sure why they wouldn't be purebred....
     
  9. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My roos get along pretty well, but they do fight alot. And some times they all chase one of the other roos and, he gets so depressed... But other than that, they are fine together.
     
  10. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered my White Silkies from the jm hatcherie to!
     

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