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What Breed/Sex Are We? *** BANTAMS***

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chicken quartet, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. chicken quartet

    chicken quartet Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I'm new to the boards! We got our first 4 chickens 2 weeks ago. I was told they are silkey/cochin bantam crosses. Is that what they look like to you? What about the sex? I was told they are girls but I have some doubts.

    BTW... I now have 7 chickens! I got a Golden Laced Wyandotte chick and 2 Wheaton Marans!

    The little one pecking at my new Marans chick... what is it?

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    Here's another pic of one of my bantams


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    Any idea on their ages??

    Thanks!![​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2008
  2. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both look like boys to me.
     
  3. HidingInTheHenHouse

    HidingInTheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first one looks like an Ameracauna roo. The second one I don't know. They both look to be about 5-6 wks old.
     
  4. pidgey104

    pidgey104 Cochins R Us

    Nov 10, 2007
    Panama City ,Florida
    The first picture looks like you have two roo and two hens the 2nd picture is a roo
     
  5. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    It's very possible they are Silkie/Cochin .... the Silkie feathering will not show up in an F1 breeding. And they do look somewhat Cochin-ish...especially with feathered legs and all....

    I'm GUESSING Silkie/Pardridge Cochin crosses and both roos.

    How many toes do they have? Extra toes could be a sure sign of Silkie blood [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2008
  6. chicken quartet

    chicken quartet Out Of The Brooder

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    Man, I'm so bummed!! I was hoping they were all hens. :eek: I was suspecting they weren't though.

    Anyone need any bantam roos???? [​IMG]

    They only have 4 toes. They are so cute to watch run around though. My hubby won't let us get any roos. Too noisy for him.
     
  7. chicken quartet

    chicken quartet Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, here's a picture of the other one from that group that is supposed to be a hen. It's a little bit younger than the others but I now think it's a roo too! I can't believe out of 4 chickens I got 3 roosters! It definitely has a larger comb then the one that
    is for sure a hen.

    This is Lucy: (maybe now Luke, LOL)

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