Breed/Gender thoughts?

tjkdlhb

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Can you help with breed/gender for these 4? They are all a little over 3 weeks old.

1. I think this one is part silkie. 5 toes and black skin, but is feathering in differently than my other silkies.




2. This one is a Barred Rock, wondering for extra opinions on gender. Sorry about pic quality... she(?) wasn't being cooperative.



pic 1 (front) pic 2 (middle)

3. Is this one a black sex link? I think she said it was a RIR x barred rock. Would that mean it's a female?









4. And last, but not least....













Thanks!
 

tjkdlhb

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From a local farmer. She told me a bunch of breeds when I got them, but of the ten I'm sure 6 are silkies. So I'm not sure about these.
 

hdowden

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looks like a
silkie cross and a cockerel
a barred rock and a pullet
if that cross is a correct then black sex link pullet
looks like an ee or oe gender is hard to tell
 

donrae

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since a couple of them are mixes, I'd go back to the seller and ask again.

The first bird is part silkie, but not pure.
the second bird could be a barred rock pullet, or it could be a mixed breed/black sex link cockerel.
third bird could be a black sex link pullet, or a random mix of black x red birds. My sex links don't have that much red color on the head as a rule.
last bird looks like a little mixed breed. Could have some blue egger genes in there, you'll just have to grow it out and see if it's female and lays colored eggs.
 

tjkdlhb

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Thank you for your help! Really hoping it's BR pullet and not sex linked cockerel! I'm not planning on showing them or anything, just mostly curiosity... I like to read about what I have, but I'm hoping for some females, and birds that are decent layers/cold hardy and that will hopefully be ok around kids.
 

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