Need help with sex of chickens

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jax12Ts, Mar 25, 2017.

  1. Jax12Ts

    Jax12Ts Just Hatched

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    Here are some pictures of my chickens , I have included a close up of my paint silkie because his/her comb is much more prominent then the other silkies I have at the same age. If you can give some advice of wether you know the sex of any of them that will be much appreciated. [​IMG][/IMG]
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    Also they are around 10-12 weeks old
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I think that Silkie is male.

    the other ones I'm questioning are the Polish, and the bird in the last pic between the Polish and the silkie, in the lower left. If we could get better pics of those two, profile shots including legs and a comb shot, would help.

    Otherwise, everyone looks female. to me.
     
  3. Jax12Ts

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    I can't catch the Polish so I don't know what his/her comb looks like, but the other one which is i believe is an Americana has a very small comb like the others of the same age and breed I have. Also the Polish Chicken in the picture is the youngest out of all of them and has the biggest wattle, I have an older Polish Chicken and she doesn't have a wattle.
     
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  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yeah, that amount of wattles say male on the Polish.

    the EE looks like a pullet.
     
  5. Jax12Ts

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    Once they get bigger can they both be in the same pen together but separated from the hens or will the two roosters fight since there are hens present.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    x 2 donrae plus that silkie is a rooster
     
  7. donrae

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    Not necessarily. I've housed cockerels with hens and they've gotten along just fine. Being raised together seems to help a lot. Nothing is ever guaranteed, one way or another, but it's worth giving it a shot if the OP intends to keep both birds.
     
  8. -Wirth-

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    I agree, both the polish and silkie appear to be male.
     
  9. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    The Polish is a cockerel. The Silkie is iffy, but I'm leaning cockerel. Oh, and he's Blue, not Paint. That Partridge Silkie in the group shot also looks a cockerel. The rest are pullets.
     
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    Here are the other two silkies [​IMG]
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