What Happened To My Baby?!! Full-body pics here now :)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by magicpigeon, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    I'm back from Malaysia (with a thousand mosquito bites... [​IMG] ) but anyways, look what happened to my sussex! I think I've got a pullet but have no way of knowing... [​IMG] My silkies are also old enough to tell the gender and I'm thinking I got a boy and a girl, though any other opinions are VERY welcome, unless they're both roosters [​IMG]

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    I'm a bit worried about the red near the wattles but in temperament it's definetely a hen

    This is the silkie I think is a pullet:

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    This is the silkie I think is a cockerel:

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    The sussex is 7 weeks and the silkies 3 months [​IMG] Thankyou and have a merry Christmas [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2010
  2. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

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    they grow fast! The person caring for them while you were away did a good job cus they look healthy. [​IMG]
     
  3. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    Quote:Yeah, until I realised he was feeding my roos (and pullets) layer pellets...XD
     
  4. Sandbellie

    Sandbellie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Silkie made me Aw so loudly! [​IMG] Gorgeous! Im getting some in the spring :3
     
  5. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    Quote:Thanks [​IMG]




    ....Any ideas on gender?? Anybody?? [​IMG]
     
  6. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

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    1st one I say pullet, the silkies I am not sure on. Would also help with a full body shot of them standing so we can see the tail feathers from a side profile.
     
  7. IdealisticRoo

    IdealisticRoo Chicken Tender

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    I agree that you have a hen and a roo silkie! I got 7 silkies in a bantam assortment and they roos feathered out like that, kinda mohawkish at first and then filled in. Also the cushion-like comb looked just like my guys did.

    I sold ALL of the silkie roos and kept the 2 hens, a white and a partridge. My experience with silkies reminds me of the OLD Star trek episode about Trouble with Tribbles, they reproduce like mad! And apparently the silkie genes are dominant, so ANYTHING a silkie roo catches is going to throw 5 toed, blueskinned, crested and feather-legged little mutants! DOn't get me wrong, I love silkies, but mother nature can get untidy if allowed to run rampant the way silkie-ism does!
     
  8. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    Quote:Here are the pictures now:

    SUSSEX:

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    HEN: (i think)

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    LOL bad images because they were hungry [​IMG]
     
  9. sharol

    sharol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No clue on gender, but they are all dang cute. Especially that little silkie in the next to last picture.
     
  10. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

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    pullet, roo, pullet

    They are an adorable trio.
     

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