First time chickens ...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hensmummy, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. hensmummy

    hensmummy In the Brooder

    Hi there

    We have 5 hens/roosters. Well fingers crossed we have 5 hens! So I am going to put it out there for all you other chicken lovers (and believe me i was not one of them until we got some .. now I spend waaaay too much time with them) if you can please help me determine if these silkie crossbred chickens are hens or roosters :)[​IMG]
    thanks :)
  2. Tara K

    Tara K Chirping

    Jun 23, 2013
    Salem MA
    Need better pictures;) closer up so you can see the head/comb better
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Crowing

    Mar 2, 2011
    Knee Deep
    These 2 look like roosters, how old are they?
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2014
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Both look like roosters so far.
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Silkes or Silkie mixes are always difficult to guess the gender on... But both look like roosters to me.
  6. hensmummy

    hensmummy In the Brooder

    the photo is of our two new chickens - any thought on what the front one may be?
    so it turns out we were right and they found their voices this morning nice and loud! Had to take them back to where we got them and swapped them for two new ones :) Another silkie x and another hen... not sure what she is though! Now I am having doubts about the other 3 we had! Maybe I could post their pictures too and you can help decide (a) what the other hen is and (b) if you think any of the remaining are roosters or hens :) thanks for your advice!
  7. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Crowing

    Mar 2, 2011
    Knee Deep
    The new hen is either a game or maybe a phoenix. If a phoenix, she should get white earlobes as she gets older.
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    The new bird is female, she could be a mix with Easter egger blood, game hen, something like that.

    Feel free to post pics of more birds!
  9. hensmummy

    hensmummy In the Brooder

    Here are the other chickens we have ..
    First, Rhode Island Red - about 13 weeks
    second, our other Rhode Island Red - 13 weeks
    lastly our Orphington - not sure how old though ...[​IMG]

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