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5 Silkies Sexing Help

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Alright guys I have my 5 Silkies I got from Cackle Hatchery and they are 9 weeks old now. I have a few pictures of each of them and was hoping I could get some help from you guys. I know what all my other bantams are, and so this has been making me crazy for awhile. So I would appreciate the help! Here we go:

 

White Silkie 1

 

White Silkie 1

 

White Silkie 1

 

White Silkie 1 (foreground) and White Silkie 2 (background)

 In this last photo, the Silkie in question is the one in the front.

 

Alright so next:

 

White Silkie 2

White Silkie 2

 

White Silkie 2

 

White Silkie 2

 

And Lastly:

 

White Silkie 3:

White Silkie 3

 

White Silkie 3

 

White Silkie 3

And I actually already know for sure that this one is a cockerel. He is a jerk sometimes, and is can often times be seen doing battle with my cochins.

 

Next is the black silkies, I thought I had one male and one female because one is a ****-starter and one is totally complacent, but now I'm not sure. Here is a picture of both of them, Black Silkie 1 on the left and Black Silkie 2 on the right:

 

Black Silkie 1 (left) Black Silkie 2 (right)

 

More of Black Silkie 1:

Black Silkie 1 - 9 weeks old

 

Black Silkie 1

 

Black Silkie 1

 

Black Silkie 2:

Black Silkie 2

 

Black Silkie 2

 

Black Silkie 2

 

So like I said any help would be very useful ^_^ Thanks again!

post #2 of 4

My guesses are:

#1=Pullet

#2=Probably pullet

#3=Possible cockerel

Black silkie #1= Probably pullet

Black silkie #2=Probably pullet

 

Silkies are one of the hardest breeds to sex. These are my rough guesses from what I'm seeing at this moment.


Edited by Mountain Peeps - 10/4/15 at 11:41am
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F.R.E.E.D.O.M--In order to truly appreciate true freedom, you must:
First Remember Everything Emmanuel Did On account of Mankind
-Sarah/me

Take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn... Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him.
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My guesses are:

#1=Pullet

#2=Probably pullet

#3=Possible cockerel

Black silkie #1= Probably pullet

Black silkie #2=Probably pullet

 

Silkies are one of the hardest breeds to sex. These are my rough guesses from what I'm seeing at this moment.

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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I wouldn't even try to guess at this age.    Try photos again at 4-5 mos. Then it would be great if you could  have someone hold the crests back so the comb is in full view

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