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Silkie genders

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by catchthewind, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. catchthewind

    catchthewind Songster

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    These guys are 24.5 weeks old now. I am almost certain I have two roos and a hen but I thought I'd double check before I try to sell/give away one since I'm still very new and I could be missing something. Also, these guys are siblings. I assume it would be a bad idea to try and hatch any of their eggs?

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  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Crowing Premium Member

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    I think your guesses are right. The first 2 birds look like cockerels and the last looks like a pullet.
     
  3. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    The Silkie, the most difficult breed of chicken to sex untill it either lays, or crows, but i agree with Lothiriel
     
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  4. ChobeeChickenMommy

    ChobeeChickenMommy Songster

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    I'm still new to silkies myself, but having 2 cockerals myself (1 white & picking up our 1 blue next week) it looks like 1 & 2 are roos & the 3rd is a hen...
     
  5. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Songster

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    Agree. 2 roos and a hen.

    I think I read on here where siblings and parent-child breeding in chickens is neither unusual or dangerous.
     
  6. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Crowing

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    Agree with everyone else, lol. [​IMG]
     
  7. Mating siblings is not a problem. [​IMG]
     

  8. catchthewind

    catchthewind Songster

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    Perfect, thanks all!
     

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