I think I may have lost my mind!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by REDJN2, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. REDJN2

    REDJN2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone,
    I started out on the chicken journey about a month or so ago and I guess I have the chicken fever. I picked up my first 4 a while back and they are doing great. So I think what the heck, get a few more :D

    The family and I checked out a few of the crested styles online and since they kind of resemble the hair style of grandma we decided to grab a few silkies. We went down to the feed store this evening because they get their weekly delivery in on Fridays and picked up a couple. Kids picked them out and they are really excited!

    I assume they are hatchery stock, but is their any way to tell what "type" of Silkie or the gender at this point? Probably are 1-2 days old.

    Thanks in advance for any replies :)

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    Last edited: Jan 23, 2015
  2. cityfarmer12

    cityfarmer12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    buff and a black silkie is about all you can tell right now...i'll be a bit before you know the gender. They are cute!!

    lol, same things happened too me. i've got way too many chickens :D
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    It looks like you have a buff and a black Silkie. It is way too young to tell gender- Silkies are one of the hardest breeds to sex. Post more photos of them when they are atleast 8 weeks old. Good luck with them! They are very cute.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     
  5. REDJN2

    REDJN2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all for the replies!
     
  6. sophiehuntley1

    sophiehuntley1 Out Of The Brooder

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    If one is a roo it will be taller and much braver. If you put your hand in their pen a roo wouldn't hesitate to investigate.
     

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