Mosher Easter Egg Chicks - 15 to 16 Weeks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mosherchix, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. mosherchix

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    Hi everyone! I am new to the chicken world and have been going through all of these forums trying to sex my Silkies and EEs the best I can, but just want some opinions of others. The above 5 EEs are roughly 16 weeks old. I got them for a steal a few weeks ago because I am pretty sure the lady was freaking out that these were all roosters, although that's not what she said, of course. I am curious about #1 and #5 though. Let me know what you guys think!
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Well, I think the lady may have been right. #3&5 I can't see the side feathers right, but the heads look like roos.
     
  3. mosherchix

    mosherchix New Egg

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    We kind of figured that. They may just be 5 dinners (Hence, the numbers and no names :)). #1 seems to have one row of peas on its comb while the others have three-ish and also it just seems to get more and more silver as its feathers change. Maybe I will take the camera out and try to get better pics. It could just be wishful thinking though! :)
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yeah, there's a reason you got a deal. That's dinner x5 right there.
     
  5. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    You may want to give it a few more weeks before deciding but it looks like you got yourself 5 roosters. The only one im kinda iffy on is num 5 but the comb is so big and red for 16 weeks Im still thinking roo.
     
  6. KelsiNS

    KelsiNS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At 16 weeks....how many are crowing? ;)

    My roo looks very different from your birds. :)
     
  7. mosherchix

    mosherchix New Egg

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    None are crowing yet. They all go up in the nesting boxes at night? A few just started getting their beards in the last week and all of their colors have started to change except the two black/white ones.
     
  8. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, every one of those are cockerels. See the red feathers on the shoulders and in the wings, and how it's not part of the overall pattern of the bird? That's sex linked and can only occur in males.
     
  9. mosherchix

    mosherchix New Egg

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    So, in general, if the colors aren't all over the body it is a cockerel? Good to know. I have also read in other posts that black and black/white are almost always cockerel as well? I am thinking I will try to get a pullet or two for my egg laying stock and maybe hang on to one of these guys as well. In the meantime I will await for the Roo serenade to begin!
     

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