Help with new silkie? mutt girls? Better pics of buff - post 18

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Crickett B, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. Crickett B

    Crickett B Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought these today, crossing my digits that they are females [​IMG]

    I have a sinking feeling this first one is a boy. Only due to I see pointy feathers.
    5 toes and black skin, but I have not seen any other color on it but black. No comb, no wattles. Heck I am not sure it has ears either.
    Super friendly, loves having pictures taken too
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    5 toes, Black skin, blue ears
    Friendly but inquisitive. Hates sitting still
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    Thank you in advance for your help
    Crickett
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  2. The Lisser

    The Lisser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi Crickett!

    Honestly do not know about the Frizzle. I don't see a raised comb, and how on earth do you even see saddle/hackle feathers on a frizzle?? [​IMG] looks like a girl, but hopefully someone with Frizzle experience can tell you.

    I am pretty sure that contestant # 2 is a boy. That comb is raised and red. Sorry. I'm not an expert, just have limited experience with my own silkies and silkie mixes.
     
  3. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

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    How old is #2?

    As for #1, I see a big huge ball of fluffy feathers...he/she may be a case of "If it crows, boy; if it lays an egg, girl". [​IMG]
     
  4. Crickett B

    Crickett B Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:All I see are pointy sticking up in the air feathers [​IMG]
    It's just a fuzz ball (which is probably going to be it's name)
    Does it look like a frizzled silkie?
    I am trying to get more hens, as I have 4 known roosters, one more on the way, and no telling how many out of the 7 baby chickens will turn out to be roosters too. I just get too darn attached to them to rehome, so I go on a hen hunt.
     
  5. Crickett B

    Crickett B Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I forgot to ask [​IMG]
    Maybe 3 or more months? It was matched with one that looked like it, but an obvious rooster. (crowed too)
    So I just figured this one was the hen.
     
  6. chicken wild

    chicken wild Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1 pullet 1 roo
     
  7. banjoejoe4783

    banjoejoe4783 VILLAMIL FARMS

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    the fizzell is a pullet the buff is a roo
     
  8. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

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    If the buff is ~3 mo or so, I would say roo.
     
  9. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    First one is a pullet. (Silkie x Frizzled Cochin)

    Second one is possibly a cockerel but don't bet on it. (Buff Silkie x Columbian or Wheaten colored breed)
     
  10. Crickett B

    Crickett B Chillin' With My Peeps

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    O wow... I was thinking the fuzzy one was a boy, and the other one a hen!
    I hope the silkie x cochin is going to get bigger, it is different than the little frizzled cochins chicks I am trying to raise to "outsidehood".
    I also thought the other one had EE in it, since I saw "puffy cheeks"

    How in the heck can you tell the difference on the Fuzzy one? I have spent hours looking at them both (because I have them inside) and I just can't tell. I plain suck at this gender thing. Which is why I need hens.... I keep buying dang roosters thinking they are hens, which makes me go out and buy more. I just can't win.

    Thank you all for the input too, as I need all the help I can get. Least it lets me know I still have to find more hens.
     

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