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Uh-oh! I think I got 2 boys!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Misskelleygirl, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. Misskelleygirl

    Misskelleygirl Hatching

    Feb 29, 2016
    Boise, Idaho
    So its early....they're 3 weeks old. But my Silkie chicks are jumping up & flying on each other. Is it too early to assume they're cockerels?

    Do pullets do this as well?

    Side note: They're still snuggling up and sleeping together, moments after these episodes.
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2016

  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Chicks (no matter what gender) usually start developing the pecking order between themselves around week 3, 4 or 5. So, your chicks might be doing just that and are jumping at each other to show dominance and try and figure out who fits where in their flock.
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    agree - my friend had 2 female serama chicks that were always chest butting - of course serama's have big chests - so quite an impact. She thought they were roos but, 5 years later they are STILL females[​IMG]
  4. RitzHomestead

    RitzHomestead Chirping

    Feb 19, 2015
    Marble Hill, GA
    Yea when they start doing this they sure do look like roos but like they said they are just setting up the pecking order. My hens still do this to each other and my roosters just look at them like they are nuts! lol

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