Sizzle Gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BerrytangleFarm, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. BerrytangleFarm

    BerrytangleFarm British and Scandinavian Poultry

    Okay experts, I need opinions. Here's our 4-week-old Sizzle. I realize there is no certainty until it crows or lays an egg, but, up until now, I've been almost sure Peeps was a hen (behavior, rapid feathering, etc.). I've noticed this week that the comb is coming in pink, though. I'm getting the impression from features, that the cochin aspects will be taking over the Silkie characteristics (only 4 and lighter toes), so I wasn't surprised that the head feathers are taking a bit longer to come in (they're there, just filling out this week).

    What do you think??

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  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    TYTT (Too Young To Tell)
     
  3. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    Very cute chick! I have no idea which sex though!
     
  4. chicken-owner-31

    chicken-owner-31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm gonna take a wild stab and say cockeral. Because it has a single comb and my cochins are 12 weeks and the pullets STILL have no red in thier combs. I could see the difference between pullets and cockerals in my cochins by 5 weeks. Hopefully I'm wrong! [​IMG]
     
  5. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    That's a lot of comb on that itty bitty bird! What a cutie!! I couldn't commit to one or the other, just too young IMO.
     
  6. Bird Collector

    Bird Collector Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will chime in and say boy because I have a 12 week old frizzle with just a little more comb than yours. Let me add he will be very cute...and a chick magnet [​IMG]
     
  7. critterranch

    critterranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would say roo thats how he looks to me.

    what color did he come from i am thinking about doing a red frizzle to my blue and black silkie hens. what colors would i get?
     
  8. BerrytangleFarm

    BerrytangleFarm British and Scandinavian Poultry

    Quote:Yeah, I'm hearing roo from all sides. NOOOOO!!!!!!!

    There is a TINY pimple of a spur, and I mean TINY. Couldn't see it until I ran my finger over the leg. Is that a good sign????

    I got the eggs from eBay. They were a Frizzle mix, so no idea of the colors.
     
  9. BerrytangleFarm

    BerrytangleFarm British and Scandinavian Poultry

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    This is the most adorable chick, I will say. Peeps has been babied, obviously, being an only hatchling. Held and cuddled from day one. Extremely friendly and personable. And, yes, beautiful.

    BUT I DON'T WANT A ROO, I WANT A HEN!!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    All chickens have spur bumps (just as all mammals have nipples). By 10-12 monhts the males' spurs will being developing. Not a good early indicator of gender, as they are one of the last things to develop, And in some breeds the hens also have spurs.
     

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