Help please!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Oisin, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. Oisin

    Oisin Out Of The Brooder

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    I want to buy these silkies and black minocra's but I don't know what gender they are

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Silkies are hard to sex until they get a bit older, but I do see some that do look thicker in the legs. One Minorca has a crest, so they aren't purebred, that one looks more female.
     
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  3. Oisin

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    Thanks for the reply. What about the other birds does there look to be more females than males??
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    The one in front looks male, the others I can't quite see combs. How old are they?
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Yes, how old are they? I think I see a few silkie cockerels but, if they are just hatchery stock that would explain some small crests etc.
     
  6. Oisin

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    The mix of coloured silkies are 10 weeks
    The black minocra's are 7 weeks
    The group of partridge are 7 weeks

    But if u could point out how I would know the roosters from the hens that would be great

    I don't think there hatchery birds there are none where I live I think the person just breeds them and sells them on as chicks
     

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