Rooster or Hen--any help would be appreciated

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jbleess, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. jbleess

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    I am fairly new to raising chickens. I have 2 - 10 week old chicks that I still am unsure of the gender. I can attach pictures if any of you can help me out. Much appreciated.

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  2. Basskids08

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    Was the crest cut at all on the polish?
     
  3. jbleess

    jbleess New Egg

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    @Basskids08 No- I haven't cut the crest. Thanks :)
     
  4. Basskids08

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    The crest looks like a pullet! And I have to say it is the prettiest chicken I have ever seen! Your silkie is to young to tell gender yet, I'm going to say cockerel for now, but really sometimes it takes laying an egg or crowing to know the gender of silkies!
     
  5. Michael OShay

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    I think the Silver Laced Polish is a pullet. I haven't got the foggiest on the Silkie. As Basskids08 said, it's very difficult to tell the gender of young Silkies.
     
  6. Stiggy

    Stiggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you post a few more pics of the silkie in about 4 weeks or something then it will be easier to tell, but as the others have said with silkies it can be difficult. With the silkie please consider taking a photo of it standing naturally and of its comb.
     
  7. BantamLover21

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    Polish is a pullet, but I'm leaning towards the Silkie being a cockerel. However, Silkies are really hard to sex accurately at this age, so I could be wrong. Your Polish is beautiful!
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Your Polish is a pullet, and your Silkie looks like a cockerel to me.
     

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