new pics of my 6 week old chicks-are we boys or girls?

chickenlisa

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Here are new pics I just took awhile ago of my 5 week old hatchlings...frizzled cochins, Silkies, and 1 Black Langshan...I know 1 is for sure a little Roo- we even heard him attempt to crow at 2 weeks old. The rest I think are pullets...chime in w/ your opinions please.Sorry if they are too big and too many pics...
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2)
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5) & 6)
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let me know if they are boys or girls in your opinion,please. Also what color is #1? What is that called?
Thanks, Lisa
 
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danischi24

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I only see the one as a roo-the one with a large red comb & wattles but BEWARE: silkies are terrible to sex & all look like pullets often for as long as 6 months!!!! The 1st one is a cuckoo colored bird.
 
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chickenlisa

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Thanks!! Wonder where the term 'cuckoo' came from, are cuckoo birds colored like that? Anyway, I'm so glad to get one in that batch- only 3 babies hatched from those eggs...And Punky (the lighter colored frizzled one) looks like there is a bit of that coloring on her too....
I have some almost 6 month old Silkies out in my pen (1 Blue and 7 buffs) and still don't know if they are boys or girls. No sign of crowing or eggs yet either.
 

Frizzledhen

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#2, 3, 6 and maybe 7 are cockerels. If #7 wasn't showing waddles I would say a pullet but red waddles at 5 weeks usually means cockerel.
 

chickenlisa

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Thanks
hope you're wrong though. I'm hoping Ranger and Punky end up being pullets...I already know Peter is a boy. He crowed at 2 weeks old and his comb and wattles are the only really red ones in the bunch. Time will tell, but I'm anxious to know now.
Lisa
 

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