HEY! help sexing and breeds?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by brannnnn18, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. brannnnn18

    brannnnn18 New Egg

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    hey guys. this is my first post and so background on me is:
    i work at a zoo which I'm very lucky to work there.
    i love my 4 chickens and duck very much and wouldn't do anything to hurt them. so on that note. i hatched 4 chickens and a duck. i live in ny so its starting to get very cold here so they are all inside. I hatched a peking duck and 2 silkies as i know but the others are a mystery. i know there only pics but if anyone has ideas on what they are and the sex of any of them id greatly appreciated it! thanks!!

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    thats my peking duck Stumble. boy or girl? lol

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    thats my adorable silkie Mumble. boy or girl? lol

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    this is Gloria my runt of a silkie.

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    this is Cream. i have no idea what kind of chicken it is. anyone have any clue?

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    this is Shadow. i have no idea what it is either? any suggestions!! ??!

    i rescued cream and shadow from a farm where they were killing the babies and they were females. they just didn't want them they said. they are super happy but i could only get 2 from them. im happy i got to save them but sad i couldn't save more. so any suggestions would help and below is a picture of the pens their in. The babies are in a separate pen because for some reason the duck shows a lot of aggression towards them and im scared it will hurt them. any ideas on that either?! lol. well thanks for any help!! sincerely brandon.

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  2. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cream sorta looks like my gold sex-link and Shadow maybe black sex-link. Just my guesses.

    edited to add. A great big WELCOME.
     
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  3. brannnnn18

    brannnnn18 New Egg

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    thanks for your opinion. anyone else?
     
  4. 1Speckled Hen w/Chicks

    1Speckled Hen w/Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As your little ones get bigger=I suggest a big plastic storage container ..thats what i used as a brooder--it works great for inside purposes!
    I am not good at gender identification--(sorry!)--but they look great!
    Congrats!
     
  5. brannnnn18

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    hey thanks for the great feed back. what kind of storage bin?
     
  6. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Does your duck QUACK loud? Or does it make a soft raspy quack? Hens quack very loud! And drakes quack very soft.....more like a whisper, and they also get a curled feather on their tale. [​IMG] I hope that helps.


    And how coll you work at a zoo! That is awesome!!! Welcome to the BYC!
     
  7. brannnnn18

    brannnnn18 New Egg

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    hey. yeah the duck has a very loud quack! haha. not raspy at all. i can hear her sometimes when shes in the basement and im on the 2nd floor of my house haha.
     
  8. brannnnn18

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    anyone else have any ideas?
     
  9. brannnnn18

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    please does anyone else know? take a guess?! pleassse!!! lol
     
  10. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The duck looks life a female.
    The white Silkie is a female
    It is too early to tell on the runt Silkie
    The other two are sex-link pullets (one red, one black)
     

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