Silkie and Ameraucana's boys or girls

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mustangsaguaro, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. mustangsaguaro

    mustangsaguaro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, I have 5 Ameraucana's and 2 silkie chicks I hatched myself. All are 7 weeks old right now. Any guesses as to what I've got boys or girls? I have a feeling I know but want to see if my guesses are what others think. And as to the 2 silkies what color would they be considered to be? I'm thinking lavenders but not 100% sure.

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  2. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    I'm not an expert on silkies but here's my guess:

    Pic 1, hen

    pic 2, roo

    pic 3, hen

    pic 4, hen

    pic 5, hen

    pic 6, hen

    pic 7, hen

    enjoy your BEAUTIFUL birds. [​IMG]
     
  3. mustangsaguaro

    mustangsaguaro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bump, anyone else care to take a guess?
     
  4. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Not sure on anyone yet, but
    1-roo
    2- pullet
    3- roo
    4- pullet
    5- ?
    6- pullet
    7- pullet
    Try updating your pics in 2 weeks or so, probably be a lot more accurate on guesses by then. [​IMG]
     
  5. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1. Roo
    2. Roo
    3. Pullet
    4. Pullet
    5. ?
    6. Pullet
    7. Pullet


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  6. mustangsaguaro

    mustangsaguaro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmm. Now you've all got me stumped. As I thought the following

    1. female
    2. male
    3. male
    4. male
    5-7. females

    Would like to know for those of you that thought pic 1 is a male why is that. And for pics 3 and 4 why females and not males? What traits are you looking at that would make you think pics 3 & 4 are females and not males?

    Thanks
     
  7. snowburton8

    snowburton8 Out Of The Brooder

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    First silkie= pullet
    SEcond Silkie=roo
    First EE=roo
    Second EE=pullet
    Third EE=pullet
    Fourth EE=pullet
    Fifth EE=pulet
     
  8. mustangsaguaro

    mustangsaguaro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Snowburton, just to correct you the non silkies chicks are not EE. They are true Ameraucana's. They are Lavender's. I know for a fact they are not EE because I got them from a breeder whose is a member of the ABC (Ameraucana Breeders Club) who also sometimes posts on this board as well.
     
  9. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Snowburton, just to correct you the non silkies chicks are not EE. They are true Ameraucana's. They are Lavender's. I know for a fact they are not EE because I got them from a breeder whose is a member of the ABC (Ameraucana Breeders Club) who also sometimes posts on this board as well.

    I knew I was envious of them for a good reason. It's refreshing to see true Ameraucanas, since most people have the EEs that are mislabled at the stores. I love EEs, but sometimes I cheat on them by admiring Ameraucanas [​IMG] . Some day I hope to have enough funds/space to have a flock like yours!

    All of your Ameraucanas are very pullet looking and arn't showing signs of rooishness yet. The only silkie that looks suspicious to me is the second, but a picture of his/her comb would help.

    Hope that helps!
     
  10. mustangsaguaro

    mustangsaguaro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Was hoping I had a roo in there. As my plan is to start breeding next year when they are old enough. Thank goodness I have more Ameraucana eggs in the incubator. Plan on selling a bunch and hopefully the ones I plan to keep I pick a roo out.

    As for the suspicious silkie his/her comb is still really small. I'll post more photos in 2 weeks of the silkie. I am thinking about getting into showing silkies so hoping one of these 2 ends up being show quality. However do have some more silkie eggs under a broody so hoping to get more chicks. But we will see.
     

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