Help sexing our mixed chicks from this year...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lindisfarne, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. lindisfarne

    lindisfarne Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey there[​IMG]
    Well, we've definitely stopped any more hatching for this year...but wanted your opinions on the sex our 6 chicks if possible: 1 Chamois Polish and 1 Silkie mix both 15 weeks ( we suspect polish is a pullet and silkie mix is a roo just from looking at them) 1 Silkie and 1 white leghorn/unknown both 9 weeks (thinking leghorn is a roo and silkie not really a clue...) Then our newest chicks are 1 silver pekin bantam and 1 sumatra bantam both 3 weeks so a bit early but we are suspecting the pekin to be a roo from the comb.
    here is Grub the silkie mix...
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    here is Crumb the polish...
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    here is Poco the silkie...
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    here is Loco the leghorn...
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    here is Skuff the sumatra...
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    here is Fluff the pekin...
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    We appreciate all your help!!
     
  2. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    the 1st is a cockerel the others look like pullets cant tell on the leghorn and the chicks are to young
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    the silkie mix and the leghorn (combs way to red) are roos crumb is a pullet the rest are to young
     
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    cant say for sure on the leghorn as i have seen pullets with combs like that at a very young age (younger than these) i am looking for saddle feathers and the hackle feather development and with the angle of that pic i just cant see them that well
     
  5. RainyChicks

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    Loco the Leghorn and Fluff the Pekin both look like Roos, the rest look like pullets in my opinion. :)
     
  6. lindisfarne

    lindisfarne Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone!
    We thought Loco was a def roo but after comparing him with our leghorn hen, she has a HUGE bright red comb so it made us think again...So, is it 100% that Grub the silkie mix is a roo and the others are all possible pullets? we love Grub as he's so pretty and sweet natured anyway[​IMG]
    no crowing or eggs from anyone yet....
     
  7. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, Grub is a roo. His splotchy color pattern and long slender pointy saddle feathers give it away.
     
  8. lindisfarne

    lindisfarne Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for confirming that! we thought the feathers were a definite sign.......will wait and see how the others develop [​IMG]
    Forgot to ask, does anyone know what colour poco the silkie is? thinking partridge or buff??
    Also, we were just about to try and mix the 2 lots of older birds (15week and 9 week)...is it too early?
    thanks so much for your help![​IMG]
     
  9. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    poco is a light partridge have the two groups been able to see each other?
     
  10. lindisfarne

    lindisfarne Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks! thought it may have been partridge but there seems like so many variations in that colour wasn't sure...
    they have been in a separate run in the coop with the older 2 for last couple of weeks-the leghorn is the same size but the silkie is a 'mini' and still small-what do you think?
     

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