Help! Can someone help sex these guys? 6-7weeks old.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by AmberLM, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. AmberLM

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  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Crosses can be harder to sex at young ages. Especially what appear to be silkie crosses. May have to wait a few more weeks to make accurate guesses.
     
  3. AmberLM

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    Thank you, you are right the dad was a silkie.
     
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    But if you had to guess?
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I think they're both cockerels.

    If the dad was a silkie, and the same bird for both chicks, then he wasn't barred. So the first chick came from a barred hen and a non-barred rooster. since it is barred, that means it's a sex link male.

    The second bird has white skin. My understanding is the fibro gene for the black skin is sex linked, the fathers pass it to daughters. Plus, there's some decent amount of comb already, and the coloring looks like it's going to be bright like a male.

    Post pics again in a few weeks so we can see how things turn out?
     
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  6. Gray Farms

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    If I had to guess I'd say the dark one is a pullet and the lighter one is a cockerel.
     
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Alright here are the chickens a few weeks older!
    Cockerel or pullet?!?
     
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    Cockerel or pullet?!?
     
  10. Gray Farms

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    Cockerel
     

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