Roo or hen??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Agod588, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. Agod588

    Agod588 In the Brooder

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    hey guys, I got a couple Orpingtons and silkies from a lady on Craigslist. They are straight run. I was hoping you all could help me determine if they are Roosters or hens!! I’ll post some pictures!! Thank you in advance!! image.jpg This is Squeaks!
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    This is Spot!
    image.jpg These theee are roughly the same size with the one in the middle being slightly bigger. He/She is also much fluffier! image.jpg This is Bullet!
     
  2. JedJackson

    JedJackson Crossing the Road

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    Too early to tell on the Silkies. They will probably take a while as they're difficult to sex. I would guess the first two are cockerels. How old are they? The one in the second picture doesn't look like an Orpington or Silkie to me-- more like an Araucana.
     
  3. rebrascora

    rebrascora Free Ranging

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    If those are two different Orpingtons they both look male. Those combs are too red to be pullets at that age.
    I think you will need to wait a lot longer for anything more than pure guesses on the Silkies/Sizzles
     
  4. rebrascora

    rebrascora Free Ranging

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    Yes, I too think it doesn't look like an Orpington as it appears to have a pea comb.
     
  5. Agod588

    Agod588 In the Brooder

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    Ooh ok. This is news to me. Though I don’t mind much as I love all chickens! The two white ones are very similar in look and size, they looked identical as babies... idk if that helps any.
     
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  6. Agod588

    Agod588 In the Brooder

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    also we have had them 4 weeks. I’m not sure how long the lady had them before we purchased them.
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    too young try new photos at 8 weeks of age. Can be 4-5 mos. before silkies can be figured out.
     
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    When examining these two “Orpingtons “ more closely I noticed that Spot has Gray legs and Squeaks does not!! I also thought better pictures may help!! image.jpg image.jpg
     
  9. Sunny-Side Up

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    That second one might even be an Easter Egger with those slate legs.
    They both look like roos (Spot and Squeaks).
     
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  10. rebrascora

    rebrascora Free Ranging

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    Yes, I had noticed the leg colour and wondered if "Spot" might be a splash Ameraucana as there appeared to be flecks of black in his plumage. I'm still going with both of them being cockerels
     
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