Hopefully these pics are good enough you can tell, tried to take them with and without flash so you could see the colors properly. I have named this one Finchy, or Fin, he/she looks like a little finch to me in the face. So cute. This has been one of my babies in the hospital that was sick and has pretty much made a full recovery, he/she is VERY hefty, has a lot of meat on his or her bones!
Any ideas on breed? Too young to tell sex?
Also, I have a total of 7 silkies, all chicks, and they are the first silkies I have ever had. I know it is hard to sex them early on, but the two that I got first have super flat combs, no bumpy things on them, and they are black. My younger chicks, some of them have stgarted developing larger combs and they are getting pink/red. I was not sure if this was a sign of a roo, or if they just differ based on genetics. Sorry I am so ignorant! but i am here to learn!!
This one just started getting that red/pink at the top of his/her comb. Is this indicative of a male, or can it happen regardless of gender? These are approx 4 weeks old.
This one is just like my others... has a very black, flat comb.
Here is another one that has developed quite a comb and it also had a pink tint to it, tho it is hard to see in this pic.
This one is getting bumpies too.
Someone please tell me that this doesn't mean I am going to have a bunch of silky roos! I will still love them, but I want some broody girls too!! I know silkie sexing is not easy, but since I have never had one before, I thought I would ask. They have just started getting combs in the past week, my other 2 silkies that are quite a bit older, have no combs! So that is why I was concerned. THANK YOU for taking the time to look!!