Pullets or Cockeral???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Krystallite17, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. Krystallite17

    Krystallite17 In the Brooder

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    Hello guys!

    Ok I believe these pictures might be ready for determining the gender of my 6 personal chicks. There are other around them but I got 12 from tractor supply (buff orp hens) and 9 silkies from a great farm called Dunham Farm in Texas. Pretty cool pure breeds and great quality

    Numbers 1,2,3,4 are 4weeks
    Numbers 5,6 are 3weeks

    This is #1
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    This is #2
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    This is #3
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    This is #4
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    This is #5
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    This is #6
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    This is #5 and #6 from a far. Not sure if me holding them is a problem on helping determine.. I’ll take better pics tomorrow if anything ✌️
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  2. ButtonquailGirl14

    ButtonquailGirl14 Crossing the Road

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    silkies are near IMPOSSIBLE TO TELL!!! but i will look at the others.. (just a heads up)
     
  3. Krystallite17

    Krystallite17 In the Brooder

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    Correct, I am aware. I’m not going to stress over what gender my silkies are. When their combs come out I’ll get a better idea what I’m working with
     
  4. ButtonquailGirl14

    ButtonquailGirl14 Crossing the Road

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    i think they are a little young to tell.
     
  5. ButtonquailGirl14

    ButtonquailGirl14 Crossing the Road

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    :thumbsup
     
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  6. Krystallite17

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    Thank you. It’s so crazy how they were all yellow or gold looking when born and just completely blossom into these little creatures
     
  7. RoostersAreAwesome

    RoostersAreAwesome Free Ranging

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    Too young. Post again when they're 8-12 weeks old.
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    2 and 4 can be sexed by coloring at this point. The rosey color on the chest is indicative of female. 6 is most likely male. The whites need a bit more time.
     
  9. chickenmeadow

    chickenmeadow Crowing

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    3 & 4 wks old are pretty young to guess at unless we could see & watch them in person, but just to "drive you crazy" until they are 6 or more wks old: be on the lookout for a "possible" roo chickie showing a pinker, bigger comb & beginning wattles at jaw line on either side. That should keep you guessing & practicing your keen eye at spotting a roo during your wait for the older age that shows more of the upright stance, pink/red comb & wattles, difference in fullness of wings, bigger legs/feet, tails, baby rooster behaviors & the inevitable crowing attempts. When I bought 3 one-day old Speckled Sussex pullets at the feed store this year; it was obvious to me, after all these years, that the last one they put in the box for me was a roo, darn it. Have fun with your beautiful chickies. Best wishes, from a self-proclaimed "chicken see-er" (Ha!).
     
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  10. Mylied

    Mylied Crowing

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    The only one that's looking slightly male to me right now is five, but I agree with the others, still young to be sure.
     

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