What is the sex on these 4 month old bantam Silkies and one bantam Frizzle Cochin (probably mixed wi

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by GardenKnome, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. GardenKnome

    GardenKnome New Egg

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    We hatched these bantam chickens from eggs about 4 months ago. We already have one cockerel headed to a new home and wanted to send him some companions too if we were sure they weren't pullets. They are just pet chickens and I'm pretty sure they aren't purebred either so have a go with what you think they are and why you think so, please!




    Here is our Frizzle Cochin, my son named him/her Tangled :) Double click for larger pictures. Sorry a couple are sideways, I can't figure out how to turn them.


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  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At 4 months old I think they're all roosters.
     
  3. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tangled looks like a pullet to me. At 16 weeks old I would have expected that comb and wattles to be much bigger. My pullets started turning red at about that age but, didn't lay for several more weeks.
     
  4. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    tangled looks like a pullet the silkies look like they might be roos
     
  5. GardenKnome

    GardenKnome New Egg

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    Thank you to those who've responded! How sure are we on the Silkies? We have a chance to take them to a new home tomorrow (and it's not easy to find roos homes around here) but it's amazing how attached you get to these critters so we don't want to let them go unless we have to and are pretty sure they are cockerels.
     
  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    the frizzle looks like a pullet the buff silkie i'm sure is a cockerel and the black is iffy i want to say pullet on it
     
  7. ChickenExtreme

    ChickenExtreme Chillin' With My Peeps

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