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

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickenlisa, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. chickenlisa

    chickenlisa Invincible Summer

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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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    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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  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    WOW, what great pictures. It looks like they were posing. I think you're right. At least one looks like a Roo. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I have a co-worker who has a whole wall at home with chicken pics on it - your frizzle was just added to the wall of fame.
     
  4. chickenlisa

    chickenlisa Invincible Summer

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    cool!
    Which one- Punky or Peter?
    Thanks for letting me know!
     
  5. chickenma

    chickenma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE! GO SILKIES! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. chickenlisa

    chickenlisa Invincible Summer

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    Anyone know if anyone other than Peter is a young roo?
     
  7. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

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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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  8. chickenlisa

    chickenlisa Invincible Summer

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    Quote: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.
     
  9. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

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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.
     
  10. chickenlisa

    chickenlisa Invincible Summer

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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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