Silkie cross genders anyone want to guess for me?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by catsndogs4us, Nov 28, 2016.

  1. catsndogs4us

    catsndogs4us Out Of The Brooder

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    I have these two home grown cuties (ok maybe they're going through their awkward stage but I think they're cute!). Mother is a blue Silkie, father is either a Sicilian Buttercup, Ancona or Appenzellar Spitzhauben. The one with brown is 7 weeks old today and the one that is more gray/blue is almost 8 weeks, it was a staggered hatch. I am so anxious to know what their genders are.

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  2. PeepersMama

    PeepersMama Overrun With Chickens

    I think they look like EE/cochin crosses personally, but you know what breeds you have.
    They both look like hens [​IMG]
     
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  3. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both look like pullets for now, though I've had pullets start crowing when they get older xD
     
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  4. PeepersMama

    PeepersMama Overrun With Chickens

    Yeah, silkies are hard to sex [​IMG]
     
  5. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No obvious cockerel signs jumping out at me as of now.
     
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  6. catsndogs4us

    catsndogs4us Out Of The Brooder

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    Yay, we have hope for now. Thanks for the input. I was thinking pullets too but with half bantam I know they'll develop a little later. They are definitely the crosses I mentioned since those three are the only roosters we have and they were all silkie eggs (and we only have blue silkies). I think the one with brown must have the Sicilian Buttercup for the father since neither of the other roosters have any brown at all and as a new chick she had the same unusual facial patterning that her dad did as a chick. It's been fascinating watching these silly mixed breeds grow and change. They have been raised by their mama, the heater with them is only for when she's out gallivanting since she decided that they were on their own in the daytime at about 5 weeks she still sleeps with them at night.
     
  7. PeepersMama

    PeepersMama Overrun With Chickens

    Cool, glad I could help [​IMG]
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    both pullet. congrats!
     
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  9. catsndogs4us

    catsndogs4us Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] We love them regardless but with those three oops Roos already well more girls would be terrific!
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    looks like girls [​IMG]
     
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