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What Gender Are These Silkies?

post #1 of 9
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Hey guys wondering what sex these 3 silkies are. I`ve posted two photos of each.
A lady was giving them away for free for she didn`t want them anymore so I scooped them up willing to see what results I got from them.
She told me they are five months old and she brought them as unsexed 5 week old chicks.
Silkies are the one breed that confuse me with their sex.
So, just wondering if anyone knows what these fellas or ladies are. 
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post #2 of 9

With combs that size I would say cockerels.

post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 

yeah, that`s what i`ve been thinking cos there`s quite a difference between these fellas and my little silkie hens that I have, was doubting myself about it though aha.

post #4 of 9

:welcome

 

They're all cockerels. At this age, I'm pretty sure the seller knew that, they were likely crowing at home. 

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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post #5 of 9

They all look like cockerels to me, too.

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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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post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thankyou everyone.
It`s what I thought, I think i was deep down hoping they were girls.
At least I got a free Araucana hen from the same lady. 
Haven`t got a silkie rooster for my silkie girls so maybe some cute little silkie chicks might be a possibility from these fellas.

post #7 of 9

Or mix your silkies and your Aracauna and you'd get adorable little chicks that would probably lay greenish or pale blue eggs. 

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 

Yeah, i have 3 other pure bred Aracauna girls besides the one that i picked up for free that the lady thought was a silkie but it`s not. Would be interesting to see what sort of chickens would come from that pairing though.

post #9 of 9

cockerels

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