Help! Cockerels???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by davebadger, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. davebadger

    davebadger Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everybody, I'm new to this, I've got a few chickens and I adore them. They are like my children. Now here comes the problem, I brought a few young "girls" now I'm beginning to question whether they are girls or not. I'm somewhat upset that some may have to go, as I love them so much. We already have a cockerel and I don't want them to fight. If anyone could help, this would be fantastic.

    Thanks in advance,

    Yours worryingly,

    Dave

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  2. davebadger

    davebadger Out Of The Brooder

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    This is another unknown
     
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    davebadger Out Of The Brooder

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    We are pretty certain this is a fella. If anyone can confirm or cheer me up, this I would appreciate.
     
  4. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry to say they all look like roos. The silkie is definitely a roo, he has streamers and large wattles and comb already.
     
  5. davebadger

    davebadger Out Of The Brooder

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    This is what I feared. What makes you think the Light Sussex is?
     
  6. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's his long, thick legs and large feet that are the big giveaway. His comb and wattles are quite red, but you didn't mention the age so I wasn't going by those.
     
  7. davebadger

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    I'm unsure. I believe around 18 weeks. He isn't very old. It just got bigger in very little time.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I can't really tell on the first bird, there's glare on the photo where I'm looking for saddle feathers. If it is 18 weeks old, I'd lean toward female, but a better pic would really help.

    The second bird is all male.

    I don't do silkies, sorry.
     
  9. davebadger

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    I will get out in the garden now and take another picture.
     
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