Six Silkies to sex...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by GiralangSilkies, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. GiralangSilkies

    GiralangSilkies Just Hatched

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    I have asked about two of these birds before (B,D), but here is the whole flock. roos or girls?
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    I have terrible fears there may be only one hen (C)! Supposedly about 8 weeks old, but two sound like they are trying to crow!! (is that even possible??). Our first flock! thanks!
     
  2. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    They are very young to sex right now but if I had to guess I would say they are all roosters except C.

    Yes crowing is possible this young. Ive had some crow at 5-6weeks old.
     
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  3. cailynne

    cailynne Out Of The Brooder

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    I am thinking C is a pullet and maybe A is also.
    The rest look to be boys
     
  4. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    If they are from a hatchery, I'm seeing a lot of boys. I agree with cailynne...
     
  5. Chicken Happy

    Chicken Happy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say C is a girl....the rest look like boys, but "A" is kind of a mystery.
     
  6. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good point, now I'm curious to see a better shot of As comb
     
  7. GiralangSilkies

    GiralangSilkies Just Hatched

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    Will try to get a better shot of A.
    My main reason for posting is if I only have one lady.... We can't keep roosters here and one isn't a flock! Am I best to get a couple more of the same age from the breeder now, or wait? We are new at this so I don't know how best to add more chickens and have heard that it can be difficult. Will just one by herself fret terribly?
     
  8. GiralangSilkies

    GiralangSilkies Just Hatched

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    Another view of chicken A.

    Thanks to you all!
     
  9. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    I still think he is a boy.
     
  10. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am more convinced that A is a boy with that comb shot...
     

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