BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Social › New Member Introductions › New to silkies
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

New to silkies

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Hello everyone. I have read through several posts and now I will ask my own questions. My daughter is in her first year of FFA and decided she wanted to show Silkies. So today we bought a young pair but I am still curious about the "female." I don't know what color she would be called and I am hoping that she is in deed a female. The white one I have no doubt is a male even though he is younger. What do you all think? I will add more pics in the comments
post #2 of 9
Thread Starter 






post #3 of 9

:welcome

 

Thanks for sharing photos of your daughter's silkie but I cannot tell if it's a male or female. I've read many times you can't tell with silkies until they are several months older (or wait until they either crow or lay an egg).

 

Good luck to your DD with her FAA project and thank you for joining us!

Forum FAQ & tips: post #1

Find your state thread: post #1

Like to bake? Come join us! post #1

 

Drop in to say hi! http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1050266/the-nfc-b-day-chat-thread/15990#post_18076945

Debby

Reply

Forum FAQ & tips: post #1

Find your state thread: post #1

Like to bake? Come join us! post #1

 

Drop in to say hi! http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1050266/the-nfc-b-day-chat-thread/15990#post_18076945

Debby

Reply
post #4 of 9

G’Day from down under FFA LO Mom :frow  Welcome!

 

Your Silkies are adorable and I wish your daughter the best of luck with showing.  While I have owned a couple of pet quality Silkies in the past, I do not really have a lot of experience with them.

 

There is a Silkie Thread which is very active.  If you post your question and images on that thread you should receive some answers: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/297632/silkie-thread/62640

 

I hope you enjoy BYC.  There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.  Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends ;)

Bambrook Bantams; Home to Cilla, Dusty, LuLu, Blondie and Crystal

 

'There is No snooze button on a chicken who wants breakfast'

 

'Until One Has Loved An Animal, Part Of Their Soul Remains Unawakened'

 

My Chicken Page: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bambrook-bantams

 

Teila's Tales from the Coop: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1109051/teilas-tales-from-the-coop

Reply

Bambrook Bantams; Home to Cilla, Dusty, LuLu, Blondie and Crystal

 

'There is No snooze button on a chicken who wants breakfast'

 

'Until One Has Loved An Animal, Part Of Their Soul Remains Unawakened'

 

My Chicken Page: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bambrook-bantams

 

Teila's Tales from the Coop: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1109051/teilas-tales-from-the-coop

Reply
post #5 of 9

Hi and welcome to BYC. Maybe if you search for silkie threads, you can post your pic on one of those.

 

Best wishes

CT

"The whole problem of the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
Reply
"The whole problem of the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
Reply
post #6 of 9
Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you. That appears to be a female in or very near point of lay. Her color appears to be mixed; te closest pure color to her would be Partridge. She's definitely not any kind of proper show quality, but she's not bad and for FFA she should suffice just fine.
Edited by QueenMisha - 12/17/16 at 9:20pm

100 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Silkies, Malay, and assorted others. Studying poultry genetics and the Standard of Perfection. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

Reply

100 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Silkies, Malay, and assorted others. Studying poultry genetics and the Standard of Perfection. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

Reply
post #7 of 9

agree with Queen Misha

                                         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 #8 of 9
Hello there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! I am so glad you joined us, and I am sure you will enjoy it here! Please make yourself at home! frow.gif
''I am one with the force and the force is with me''
~Rougue 1
Reply
''I am one with the force and the force is with me''
~Rougue 1
Reply
post #9 of 9

:welcome

I love Jesus and I am a Christian.

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.  My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.

 

 Psalm 121: 1-2

Reply

I love Jesus and I am a Christian.

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.  My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.

 

 Psalm 121: 1-2

Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: New Member Introductions
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Social › New Member Introductions › New to silkies