Roo or Hen? New to Backyard chickens. 20 weeks old.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by asulli89, Jan 20, 2017.

  1. asulli89

    asulli89 New Egg

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    Hello,

    I'm new to raising backyard chickens. I have two Lavender Ameraucana's, Two Silkies and four Leghorns. I was hoping the community could help me determine the gender of the Silkies and Ameraucana's. I'm pretty sure I have both a male and female Silkie but not 100% sure. I'm less sure on the Ameraucana's for they look the same. Excuse my inexperience, I'm learning every day. Thanks for your help!

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  2. twinsmom6

    twinsmom6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    will submit a guess... (learning too for sure) I think the silkies are a pair.. the lower looks like a roo- I have 3 silkies.. the roos tend to have much broader and longer combs when they are little..
    but they are difficult to determine.. I don't think I could predict the lavenders but they are all very pretty birds
     
  3. Grub Digger

    Grub Digger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't about the silkies but your Ameraucanas are both boys.
     
  4. asulli89

    asulli89 New Egg

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    Thank you!
    That is interesting because they are over 20 weeks, they have not let out a single crow. What are the give aways for the Americanas?
     
  5. BusyStFarmer

    BusyStFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both Americanas are roos. You can tell by the saddle feathers. They are pointed and not round tipped like a pullets. Their tails also scream roo. As for not crowing yet they tend to mature a little bit slower than the rest.
     
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  6. asulli89

    asulli89 New Egg

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    That is very helpful thank you!
     
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    BusyStFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Both Ameraucanas are roosters. I'm not sure about the Silkies, but I'm leaning toward them both being pullets.
     
  9. asulli89

    asulli89 New Egg

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    Thank you!
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Ameraucanas are male, silkies I am not sure of but, leaning towards cockerels
     

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