several breeds, pullet or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by buttercup0884, May 7, 2011.

  1. buttercup0884

    buttercup0884 The Farm Girl at Twilight

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    I am having a little trouble with sexing some of my chickens (they are just over 1.5 months old) and so far I only have one who crows. [​IMG]
    any help would be greatly appreciated!!
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    Black Astralorp1
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    Black Astralorp2
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    Ruby is a pullet but is she a RIR or NHR?
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    Black Silkie
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    gold laced Polish
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    Buff Orpington (pretty sure its a pullet)
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    White Silkie
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    Silver LAced Wyandotte (The photos on the internet were no help bc hens and roosters both have combs and wattles!@!)
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    EE OR Americauna Pullet or Roo?
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    The one on the left is a Roo bc he is already crowing...what abt the Black Astralorp
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    These 2 Silverlaced Wyandottes one has a pronounced comb the other doesn't but their tail feathers are similar looking???
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    Black Silkie 2
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    Again any help would be great!!
     
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  2. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    Your black silkie #1 is not a pure silkie, but a silkie cross.

    Your SLW with the straight comb is a boy, the one with a rose comb looks to be a girl.

    Your GL Polish I am going to guess is a boy, but could go either way if it is a hatchery Polish.

    I can't help with the Australorps because I've never had them.

    Ruby looks to be a girl and a production red.


    Are you sure they are only a month and a half old? They look older than that to me.
     
  3. buttercup0884

    buttercup0884 The Farm Girl at Twilight

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    if it is a silkie cross what is it crossed with?
    we got them (the 2 black and 2 white ones from a local breeder) and the only chickens she had were silkies??
     
  4. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree that first 'silkie' is not purebred. Looks more like a polish.

    The first SLW is definately a rooster (cockeral).

    The next two SLW's are pullets. [​IMG]

    ETA: I would suspect your EE to be a rooster as well, but that is just a suspicion!
     
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  5. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    first "silkie" looks like a polishxcochin???
     
  6. stellacat

    stellacat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first silkie looks like a silkiexcochin.
     
  7. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    Quote:It could be crossed with anything. Definitely NOT pure bred Silkie. With Silkie crosses because most Silkie traits, with the exception of the hookless (silkie) feathers, are dominate, it is hard to tell by looking what they are crossed with. Anyone can guess, but only the person that you got them from can tell you for sure.
     

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