Sex These Chicks... plz

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cityfarma, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. cityfarma

    cityfarma Out Of The Brooder

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    So I need help with two chicks an EE and a silkie. I am guessing the EE is a roo but he/she is the most calm out of my group of chickens. The EE is about 17 weeks old and the silkie is about 16 weeks.
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  2. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your EE is a girl, don't know about your other one, though.
     
  3. bcmama

    bcmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your EE looks just like my EE hen. They could be sisters. As for your Silkie, I posted pics today of mine which I will say looks almost identical to yours and someone said roo. I will be interested in seeing what they say about your two birds. Funny how close my birds look to yours.

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  4. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The EE is absolutely female. Silkies/Silkie mixes are notoriously difficult to gender ID, but I would say that it's female as well.
     
  5. phalenbeck

    phalenbeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

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    Looks like 2 hens to me!
     
  7. cityfarma

    cityfarma Out Of The Brooder

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    the thing that confuses me the most is that the the crown of my EE is quite red, I guess a redish pink.
     
  8. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Their combs do get pink and then red as they mature and get closer to egg laying age. The ee is a hen without a doubt, the silkie I cannot help you with though I would guess pullet as well.
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    She's just close to laying is why her comb is pinking up. It will get larger and redder. Search for easter egger cockerel and you'll see the the difference. She's a a classic easter egger pullet.


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  10. cityfarma

    cityfarma Out Of The Brooder

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    ohhh haha ok. Thanks for the help everyone.
     

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