Newbie trying to identify and sex adolecents

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bakindance, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. bakindance

    bakindance In the Brooder

    Oct 1, 2010
    Ontario Canada
    I am brand new to chickens [​IMG]

    I went to a fur and feather show a few weeks ago, and I bought 6 chickens. I was told they were all hens.

    Two white silkies
    Two browbn silkies
    One Americauna (sp?)
    One barred rock

    I am trying to figure out first of all, is that what I got? The silkies are fairly easy to identify, but the other two I have no idea. Nobody has laid an egg yet, and I am worrying that I got duped and bought all roosters! I was told that their ages were anywhere from 12-16 weeks. So maybe they are simply too young to lay yet. LOL

    If anyone could help identify, I would really appreciate it!

  2. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Songster

    Mar 31, 2009
    SouthEast Texas
    One and four definitely look like females to me, but they're not quite old enough to lay yet. I'm not sure about the breeds.
  3. Mrsfoote

    Mrsfoote Songster

    Jul 19, 2010
    Laurel Montana
    Alright so the white ones are silkies the tan ones are silkies as for the gender id ask the silkie experts. The one in your first pic is your barred rock and appears to be a hen. your Americauna I'm not sure if that is what it is I'm not familure with the breed but if you could get a pic of it from the side that would be more helpful as to sex...looks a little rooish to me but like I said need a better picture.
  4. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

    Oct 7, 2010
    Central, Illinois
    those arent brown silkies they are buff silkies
  5. LadyinRed

    LadyinRed Songster

    Sep 22, 2009
    Your two buff silkies in picture three look like young pullets to me but the white silkies (picture 2 & 5) look like boys to me.
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Your barred rock is a pullet. I'm not sure about that other non-silkie, nor about ANY silkie. (How does ANYBODY tell on silkies??)
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    The white silkies look like roos to me too, the Ameracauna looks to be a roo, if they are as young as the ages you mentioned. The buff silkies look like pullets, the barred rock is iffy, I'd heard the barring on Roos is lighter than on hens. The picture seems to show lighter markings. They are all very pretty tho.

  8. cashdl

    cashdl Songster

    Nov 25, 2008
    Pic 4 is a roo. Not sure what breed though.

  9. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Songster

    Sep 11, 2010
    The first one is definitely a girl. Am I the only one who is seeing a beard on that pullet? If she does have one she is not full barred rock, but a barred EE. 4 is definitely a roo. As for the silkies sorry I cannot help you I have never owned them.
  10. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Songster

    Feb 5, 2010
    Missouri Ozarks
    Quote:Yes, I see a small beard/muff too. [​IMG] The barring doesn't look quite right either, so I'm thinking a Barred Rock/Easter Egger cross. And she's a she. [​IMG]

    I don't know how to sex Silkies, but pic 4 looks to be a rooster...

    As far as when to expect eggs, the earliest I've gotten eggs is 18 weeks (from some Buff Orpington/Barred Rock crosses).

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