Male or female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jamilda, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. jamilda

    jamilda New Egg

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    Can anyone sex these? I'm a bit of a novice at this.
    The reddish looking bantam is about 20 weeks and the silkie and grey one both about 18. No crowing or eggs yet.
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  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    The 2 silkie crosses are pullets, the silkie also looks like a pullet.
     
  3. jamilda

    jamilda New Egg

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    Really? Wow. That's good news. Thanks for the reply. Btw, how can you tell they are silkie crosses? (which I think they are based on the vague story I got when I got the eggs)
     
  4. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    Their blue earlobes, 5 toes, black skin, and small crest give it away.
     
  5. chickenlver2013

    chickenlver2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

    And they don't have silkie feathering, but the do have the silkie body and face. Usually when you have a Silkie cross, the face is a dead give away. And the five toes, blue ears, etc like the person above me mentioned.
     
  6. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All 3 look like girls.
     
  7. They all look like pullets - they are beautiful!
     
  8. jamilda

    jamilda New Egg

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    Thanks for the replies. Good news.
    Yes I think they all had the same mother (a white silkie) but the others were fathered by a bantam cross. Beautiful mixed bird
     

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