Help Male or female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Stephanie L, Jun 2, 2017.

  1. Stephanie L

    Stephanie L New Egg

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    Hi I am new to having chickens and I recently purchased four from a friend. She had too many and I took two Easter Eggars, one Polish, and one silky. I believe the one Easter Egger is a hen but I'm concerned that the black one and the Polish one are roosters. The silky I believe is a hen..... but I'm not 100% convinced of anything. I am brand-new to owning chickens, And have been learning over the past week. If anyone can help me with the gender of these I would greatly appreciate it. They are 9 weeks old.
     

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  2. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    all look cockerel
     
  3. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Egg Grower Premium Member Project Manager

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    Is your friend a new chicken owner too?
    You would think they she wouldn't possible see you all boy huh?
    That would not be nice, but I too see boys.
    (I am not sure about the silkie though)

    Welcome to chickens and BYC!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Silkies are very difficult to sex before 4-5 mos. of age. If you want a wild guess I would say it's a cockerel.
     
  5. Stephanie L

    Stephanie L New Egg

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    Oh my gosh! Yes She is newish within the year and hatched a bunch of eggs! I am not sure what to do with 4 roosters? Any suggestions before they start fighting? I'm bummed
     
  6. Stephanie L

    Stephanie L New Egg

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    How can you tell that the Easter Eggers are male?
     
  7. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    all cockerels
     
  8. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    Their combs first, they have plump, red, three rowed pea combs which for EEs means cockerels. If you would like to take pictures of them standing by themselves we could tell you definitely by the shape of their bodies.
     
  9. Stephanie L

    Stephanie L New Egg

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    Thanks but they started crowing so i found a new home for them. I appreciate all of your replies!
     
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  10. Chicks R us 821

    Chicks R us 821 Just Hatched

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    0611172009a.jpg 0611171504a_Burst01.jpg I am new to raising chicken but can anyone tell me what these are ? They are polish 8 weeks hen or roo ?
     

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