New to the World of Chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by alfy04, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. alfy04

    alfy04 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Everyone, I am new to the chicken world. These chicks are all 9 weeks. Can anyone help identify the gender yet?
    1. white silkie show girl
    2. black silkie
    3. fawn silkie (i think)
    4. black silkie show girl
    5 white silkie on left
    6 white silkie on right
    7 black sex link
    8 black sex link
    9 easter egger (rooster?)
    10. easter egger

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    1 Black Silkie
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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Silkies are extremely hard to sex before 4-5 mos. of age, some not until they lay an egg or crow. I wouldn't even venture a guess at this age. You may want to post photos on the "Silkie Thread," or "Showgirl" thread to see what others think
     
  3. wyandottegirl

    wyandottegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What you can do to tell if they are a girl or boy is look at the size of their combs and their size in general. You can also look at their tales but with silkies I guess it's just one big poof of fluff.[​IMG]
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] I'm glad you joined our helpful community.

    It is too early to really determine gender on the Silkies and Showgirls. However, I'm not seeing any obvious rooster signs in them. But, the bird in the second photo from the bottom(the Easter Egger) looks like a cockerel, and the last bird might be one too. Your Black Sex-Links are definitely females.
     
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  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  6. alfy04

    alfy04 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your quick answers. I look forward to reading many of the threads and learning from those who have been doing this for awhile!
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  8. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC! Thanks for sharing photos of your birds with us. Nice to have you here!
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    LOVELY birds!
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined our "flock!"

    X2 on Wyandottes7's guesses.
     

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