New Chicks on Tuesday 22nd

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by shelbyw, Jan 20, 2019.

  1. shelbyw

    shelbyw Songster

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    Hey you guys. So I just reserved 4 silkie chicks and they are super cute! I have 1 blue 1 split black that carries paint, 1 paint, and 1 split white that carries paint as well. I am hoping that they are all females and I do know that silkies are hard to sex without DNA tests but I don’t think she sexed them this round which will be okay. I wanted to show you guys the pictures I have of them from her :). They were hatched Thursday so they are 3 days old and will be 5 days old on Tuesday. So excited to pick them up! By the way, 4 is the paint chick and it is starting to spot on the back. I will try to post updated pics when they hit 2 weeks and also when I get them.
     

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  2. I would guess #1 is a girl (and maybe #4) and the others might be cockerels, but I'm not sure. Good luck!
     
  3. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    I have a very strong suspicion that 2 and 5 are males.
     
  4. Shorty22366

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    They are adorable. I can't wait until my girls can start hatching babies again in Spring. I am getting some ducklings this Spring too.
     
  5. shelbyw

    shelbyw Songster

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    I have some that are going to lay in March and in June ! I am so excited :D I am hoping these silkies are majority female even though I know I might get 1 in a bunch :barnie. I used to have ducks but they ended up getting eaten by a snake in my first coop :/ which is the reason for the Fort Knox of a coop we have now.
     
  6. N F C

    N F C Poo happens, move on

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    Very cute, congrats!
     
  7. shelbyw

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    Thanks ! Any name suggestions by chance?
     
  8. N F C

    N F C Poo happens, move on

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    Not from me...I think it's too early to tell.
     
  9. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! And Nuts For Horses!

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    There is absolutely nothing that points either way at this age.
     
  10. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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