Gender Game - The Next Generation

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by aghiowa, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. aghiowa

    aghiowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all. I posted when my little guys were 5 weeks. Now they are 2 months, and their genders are becoming more apparent, I think. Looking for more opinions. I have 5 little ones - let's begin!

    Bruce is a Black Copper Marans. I know he's a roo - just hoping some kind-hearted soul will tell me I'm wrong. [​IMG]

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    Buffy is a buff orpington. I first thought pullet, then wondered roo, but now after seeing the 2 month old BO in the "Gender Check" thread, I'm feeling more pullet-hopeful.
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    Bernice is a splash cochin. I am thinking pullet??
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    Now, those were the easy ones. On to the two Silkies!

    Dupioni, I am wondering about. He ACTS like a roo. I have nothing to base that on though...
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    Shantung looks similar to Dupioni, but is a bit smaller and a lot more shy.
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    Thanks for sticking with me! I have to know pretty soon, because no roosters are allowed here in town.

    Angela
     
  2. crash0330

    crash0330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im sorry to say it but without a doubt your BCM its a Rooster.
    All of the other ones look like pullets, even tho the Buff Orping ton seems to have too much red on his/her wattles, but they are rather small for a boy his age so thats why I say girl too.
    The silkie I'm not 100% sure but I'm leaning towards pullet.
     
  3. CrazyFowlFreak

    CrazyFowlFreak Pine Hill Farm

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    I'd say that Silkie is a cockerel.
     
  4. ChickenPox

    ChickenPox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first silkie is a cockeral. The second one could be a pullet. I think your guesses on all the others are right. Silkies are tricky little goofs, I have some 5 months old that I am still in the air about gender!
     
  5. sdeneen2001

    sdeneen2001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think I'd write off that first one yet. Yes, lots of red, but I don't see the feathering that I would expect of a roo.
     
  6. spikennipper

    spikennipper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only roo I can see is the first silkie in the pics! The bcm could go either way but I'd say pullet for now though I'm not familiar with the breed, there is no feathering to signify roo just yet!
     
  7. lebentier

    lebentier Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think your bcm is a pullet.
     
  8. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    bcm is only 8 weeks old? If it were mine, I'd definitely say roo. [​IMG] No clue on the silkies, mine were 12 weeks + and I never had an idea. Tentative pullet guess on the other two. [​IMG]
     

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