What sex are these??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sophiejw, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. sophiejw

    sophiejw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,

    Anyone fancy making a guess on the sex of my chicks?

    This is a Light Sussex x Lavender Araucana it's about 8 weeks old

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    This is an 8 week old Silkie- I'm thinking boy...

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    And finally, my Lavender Araucana chick, it's about 4 weeks old

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    Any thoughts very welcome [​IMG]
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    1. Leaning towards pullet, but that comb is pretty red for an 8 week old
    2. Roo, but I know nothing about silkies, so it's just a guess.
    3. Roo
     
  3. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that silkie is definitely a roo and same with the last one
     
  4. Iluvmypeeps

    Iluvmypeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All three are roos.

    BTW, who's that gorgeous buff-barred bird in the second picture's background?
     
  5. sophiejw

    sophiejw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for those, all three boys then probably- I had wondered myself so good I was on the right track. How unlucky though to get 3 out of 3 roos![​IMG]

    Still, Silkie has a home (my friend wants a Silkie boy), the first chick is actually my friends (we hatched and reared it but it's going back to her, she's got a big farm it can run about on so as long as it doesn't crow too close to the house it should be OK!). Bit gutted about the Araucana, I was looking forward to blue eggs, but now I'm thinking about crossing it with my hens- Lavender Araucana x White Orpington - wonder would that would be like [​IMG]

    The bird in the back ground is the broody- got 3 identical ones, came from a friend who had too many. They are "barred cockerel x buff silkie with a splash of lemon hen" apparently. So a bit of a mix, but make great mums and lay lots of little white eggs. Here she is...

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  6. Peppermint

    Peppermint Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I was going to ask the same thing. So unique![​IMG]
     
  7. sophiejw

    sophiejw Chillin' With My Peeps

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