So confused!!! Please help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nlbeardmore, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. nlbeardmore

    nlbeardmore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 chickens, about 15-18 weeks old. We were told they were silkie crosses but what are they crossed with?!?!? They are very timid and we cannot let them out of their coop as they decide they prefer to live up in the tree!! As well as their breed we are also very unsure of their sex, we had others that began to crow which had much larger and brighter combs than these two, however their combs seem large for their age? Could this be due to the breed of them though? So here are the pictures of the crazy things!
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    Any help would be great!!
     
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  2. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    both boys... possibly crossed with a hamburgh... not a first cross either...
     
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  3. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

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    Boys & possibly silkie or tophat cross.
     
  4. nlbeardmore

    nlbeardmore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What age do cockrels normally start to crow?
     
  5. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine started about 8 weeks, but each are different, you def have roos...
     
  6. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, they're both roosters. I am unsure on there breeds though. Definitaly some sort of mutt.
     
  7. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    Both cockerals and can't pin down the mix without knowing the possibilities ... I do agree tho, the legs/ body remind me a bit of my Hamburg.
     
  8. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, pretty birds! Yeah I have to agree that they look like a black silkie/hamburg cross. Definitely two handsome boys.
     
  9. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:It varies so much. I've heard of them making attempts as young as 10 days but none of mine ever crowed until around 16-17 weeks. However if I have multiple roos, it is only the "head" roo who does the crowing. So if you have another rooster around, these guys might not crow for awhile, if at all. But there is no doubt in my mind they are boys....
     
  10. Team Fluffy Puffy

    Team Fluffy Puffy Out Of The Brooder

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    My Roos are 8 weeks and have not even tried yet.[​IMG]
     

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