new to raising chickens! please identify gender! :)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hk0908, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. hk0908

    hk0908 New Egg

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    hello! newbie here. :) could someone please help me identify the gender of these two chicks? thanks so much! :)

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  2. Woytgirl

    Woytgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First one looks like a roo to me. Not sure about the second.
     
  3. King CreekRanch

    King CreekRanch Out Of The Brooder

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    2X
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 November....... my favorite month Premium Member

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    agreed

    If you get a better picture of the second one we may be able to tell. Also how old are they?

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  5. hk0908

    hk0908 New Egg

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    they are 5-6 weeks old. I will try to get a better picture of the silkie this evening. thanks!
     
  6. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    Your second one doesn't look like a silkie as it has normal feathers. It looks like a sultan (very pretty). You may have to wait longer to sex it but males get pointed/spikey head feathers whereas hens pouffs stay more rounded, same as polish chickens. Hope you are enjoying them.
     
  7. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    AGREE
     
  8. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 November....... my favorite month Premium Member

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    You are right about the what it looks like. I didn't know that is how you sexed them though, thanks!
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with Jaeg
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    First bird is a cockerel
     

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