Sexing chickens

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sappora, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. sappora

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    Is this a rooster? I'm pretty sure but just making certain[​IMG]
     
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    The red one looking at us does look like a cockerel.
     
  3. sappora

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    Also I have two silkies. Both solid white but one has a very puffy head and one that is almost totally flat like a normal chicken. I did Notice that the one with the puffy head has a shaerp claw like thing on his back toe. Does this mean anything?
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    All Silkies should have that, unlike most breeds they have five toes instead of four.
     
  5. sappora

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    Thank you Chicken Girl! Darn, I thought so. Any ideas on my silkies?
     
  6. sappora

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    Ok so the little short claw pointing upwards on the back 5th toe is normal in both sexes?
     
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    Both hens and roosters should have that 5th toe.
     
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  9. sappora

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    Ok thank you for your help...I guess I just need to wait longer to tell what sex the silkies are?
     
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    I'm not a Silkie expert (and they are one of the hardest breeds to sex) but I think you may have two pullets. Also the one with the "flat" head is probably a Silkie mix.
     
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