Breeds please?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chesternester, Mar 27, 2017.

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  2. chesternester

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    Is there any way to tell a cock from within the first week. I have a strong suspicion by the way it's acting.
     
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    If they are sex links or other breeds with certain traits you can tell during the first week, otherwise most you need to wait until they are 5-10 weeks of age.
     
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    Well I got a couple of silkies unsexed and one of them is acting very bossy. I can post pick of "it" in detail.
     
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    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Most time a chick with attitude is a rooster, though sometimes it's just a bossy pullet. Are they all bantams or is that a giant silkie chick?
     
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    I have 2 bantoms and 4 pullets - week old

    I just got today 8 pullets and 2 straights - a couple days old

    So the answer is he/she is one of two bantoms (unsexed) of a a week (10 days) old....

    I will post pic of the two compared side by side.

    Thanks
     
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  10. drumstick diva

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    The tall silkie would catch my eye also. Does it always stand tall and commanding like that? Silkies are one of the most difficult breeds to sex before 4-5 mos. of age and sometimes not till they lay or crow. So please don't rush to do something rash. The bird could also be a bold female that will end up bossing the others.
     

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