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Can someone tell me what these pretty girls are? If they are girls?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Peppypap, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. Peppypap

    Peppypap In the Brooder

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    Hello! I just got some chicks. [​IMG] They are supposed to be hens but the person we got them from wasn't sure. I know the black and gold one is a polish, But is it a girl? And I'm not sure about the other two. They have some silkie feathering, and the were sold as silkies, maybe a silkie and cochin cross? [​IMG]


    The Polish, Stella.
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    Some pics of the two Unknown.

    Twilight
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    Violet
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    All together now!
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  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    1. Golden Laced Polish (gender cannot be determined this early)
    2. Black Cochin pullet
    3. Barred Cochin cockerel

    Cochins are a loosely feathered breed, so that is probably why their feathers seem silkie.
     
  3. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

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    If Twilight and Violet are the same age, Twilight is a girl and Violet is a boy.

    either way, Violet is a boy.

    It's too early to tell on Stella.
     
  4. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    ?-to early to tell and a gold laced polish mix
    pullet-black cochin bantam
    ROOOOOO 100%-some sort of barred
     
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  5. jossanne

    jossanne Songster

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    My polish were easy to tell gender fairly early on. I don't know if all lines are that way, but my boys had mohawks and my girls' crests started filling out early on. Fast fluff - girl. Mohawk - boy.
     
  6. tinychicky

    tinychicky Songster

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    the polish looks like a boy [​IMG].... then again my definate GIRL polish turned out to be a boy, too.
     
  7. silkiesandbuffs

    silkiesandbuffs Songster

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    The third chick looks very similar to our barred Cochin. However, your chick is definitely a little roo!
     
  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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