BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Chicken Breeds › What Breed Or Gender is This? › 6 week old silkie chicks. Have no idea how to sex them!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

6 week old silkie chicks. Have no idea how to sex them!

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
I know they're notoriously difficult to sex but I was hoping someone could help
Pom Pom: this one we think is a girl. She's the sweetest little thing!



Lola: not sure but Lola and shadow play together all the time so maybe it's a boy?

Lola on the right

Shadow - pretty sure he's a cockerel. He's an *** lol and he runs super fast and stands up so tall!


post #2 of 8
Pom pom is a pullet smile.png
Lola looks like a cockerel... He has some crest feathers sweeping back and I think I see a good sized comb in there?
Shadow is a cockerel.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my...
Reply
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my...
Reply
post #3 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by shortgrass View Post

Pom pom is a pullet smile.png
Lola looks like a cockerel... He has some crest feathers sweeping back and I think I see a good sized comb in there?
Shadow is a cockerel.
Agreed.
Chickens rule, ducks are cool, quails too.
Reply
Chickens rule, ducks are cool, quails too.
Reply
post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by shortgrass View Post

Pom pom is a pullet smile.png
Lola looks like a cockerel... He has some crest feathers sweeping back and I think I see a good sized comb in there?
Shadow is a cockerel.
Lola and shadow have the same looking comb. It's bumpy - like it has goose bumps all over it where as Pom poms is smooth. Is that always a good indicator? It's been that way since I got them from the breeder. If I were to get more chicks, would getting a smoother comb be a sure bet?
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
And thank you so much for your replies!
post #6 of 8

 I'd like to see another picture  in a month or so.  I'm not convinced she is a pullet.

                                         Please visit  "Current Movies - Thumbs UP or Thumbs DOWN"pop.gif

                                                           Movie  reviews    & comments -   welcome                                                 

Reply

                                         Please visit  "Current Movies - Thumbs UP or Thumbs DOWN"pop.gif

                                                           Movie  reviews    & comments -   welcome                                                 

Reply
post #7 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by nurseemi View Post

Lola and shadow have the same looking comb. It's bumpy - like it has goose bumps all over it where as Pom poms is smooth. Is that always a good indicator? It's been that way since I got them from the breeder. If I were to get more chicks, would getting a smoother comb be a sure bet?

Actually, NO comb would be a sure bet wink.png

They actually are harder to tell within the different colors; a person would assume its really hard to see a black comb on black skin with black feathers lol, but blacks are actually the easiest to tell are male (at least, to me ha-ha)


If I were to personally try for a female, and not able to snag it right at hatch, I would look for full head of feathers with NO streamers, a tail that is round and flows downward, not pointing up,.. And fully feathered. ( males tend to feather in slower, especially those head feathers. Makes can have combs at hatch sometimes even.

Small round ball with no spiky feathers lol; those would likely be female wink.png
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my...
Reply
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my...
Reply
post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thank you! Ok I'll post in another few weeks and see smile.png
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: What Breed Or Gender is This?
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Chicken Breeds › What Breed Or Gender is This? › 6 week old silkie chicks. Have no idea how to sex them!