What genders are my chickens?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by I LOVE MY CHICKENS!25, Jun 4, 2017.

  1. I LOVE MY CHICKENS!25

    I LOVE MY CHICKENS!25 In the Brooder

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    I'm new at this and need help sexing my 4 seven week old chickens. 2 of my chickens are silkies and the other 2 are Rhode Island reds. I will post some pictures hopefully someone can help me .
     

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  2. Poultrybreeder

    Poultrybreeder Crowing

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    I think the first silkie, and possibly the first Rhode Island Red are roosters
     
  3. I LOVE MY CHICKENS!25

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    Thank you,I was thinking the same thing but wasn't for sure.:D
     
  4. PatrickRoo

    PatrickRoo Songster

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    The black Silkie looks like a cockerel, and the first RIR looks like a cockerel. The other two look like pullets.
     
  5. Poultrybreeder

    Poultrybreeder Crowing

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    No problem
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Took the words out of my mouth. Could you post a photo of the buff silkie, facing the camera, with her crest held back so I can see the extent of her comb. Silkies are generally very difficult to sex before 4-5 mos. of age or older.

    Because your black is beardless it's easy to see he has wattles at this age.
     
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  7. chicks are life

    chicks are life Songster

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    Black Wilkie and first rir is male
     
  8. I LOVE MY CHICKENS!25

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    Drumstick diva I'am currently out of town and have somebody Waching and caring for my chickens. Therefore I can't post a picture of her for at least 2 weeks. But I will post a picture as soon as I get back to my house. I'am currently visiting family. Thank you :thumbsup
     
  9. I LOVE MY CHICKENS!25

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    I know it's been awhile but it turns out both the silkies are roosters and one of the Rhode Island Reds is a rooster too
     

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