silkie and orp crosses....* UPDATE*

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by spish, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    **UPDATED ON POST #14**




    ok im guessing at 3 months old these guys should be easy to sex..right? wrong! im still doubting myself..i first thought 3 girls 1 boy but am now thinking 2 girls 2 boys?

    any opinions will be greatfully received!


    chick 1 (sorry could only get 1 pic, the little bugger ran off!)

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    chick 2

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  2. dolly85

    dolly85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is hard to tell without direct pics of some combs. Does chick 2 have a single comb? If so, I would guess hen as it it is not very large or red. Chick number three has a very bright red comb but it is more of a walnut type so I'm going with roo on that one. He is in my opinion the best looking of the bunch! The last one looks like a hen and I cannot guess on the first without a good head shot as it appears to have little red wattles.
     
  3. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    chick one has a single comb...pink and small...chick 2 has a single comb...almost non existant and black. chicks 3 and 4 have a sort of 'button' (pea?) comb? chick 3's is red chick 4's is black...
     
  4. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I am at a loss, but I wanted to say how pretty they all are!
     
  5. jenni22776rn

    jenni22776rn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I WANT ONE!!!I am not very good at sexing....I had a roo that I swore was girl even after he/she crowed!! I would bet though that chick #2 is a pullet as well as chick #1..mabye Roo on #3..what pretty colors on that one!! Chick #4 looks like pullett..I do not see any red comb but again...not sure! Good luck and BTW...did I mention I want one? They are pretty!
     
  6. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    thank you [​IMG] they were a group of 18 but sadly its been a catastrophic journey for them and these are the only 4 survivors to get to this stage [​IMG]
     
  7. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I vote: Roo, Hen, Roo, Hen.
     
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  8. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't make a guess on #1. #2 I think is a pullet, #3 a roo, and #4 a pullet. At 3 months, the saddle feathers should be starting to come in. You may have to look under the existing juvenile feathers to see them. They would be located across the back right in front of the tail. If the chick is a roo, you will see pointy, shiny feathers just starting to come in.
     
  9. chicken crazed 1o1

    chicken crazed 1o1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chick 3 looks more like a light brahama x Silkie [​IMG]
     
  10. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    sadly i dont have any brahmas [​IMG] so a brahma cross is impossible here, but i can see why you think that with those colours
     
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