Hens or roosters?

JetBlackJo

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I have three growing chicks that I need to sex as I can't keep roosters in my area because of the noise. One is a Lavender Leghorn, the second is, we think, a Silkie cross (has Silkie feet) and the third is a hybrid of some kind as well. The leghorn hatched on 5th August so is about 3 months old and the other two hatched around 17th August, so are just over 11 weeks old.

This is Number 1 (I'll do separate posts for the other 2):








 

donrae

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I believe they're all pullets. Leghorns can be tricky but I believe a cockerel would have lots of comb at this age. That silkie mix does have some wattle going, so I'd keep an eye on it. The last bird is a mixed breed hen.
 

JetBlackJo

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THanks for the advice. I tend to think No 2 is also a hen - "she" is quite timid and seems to be one of the lowest in the pecking order, so that leans towards being a hen, don't you think?
 

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