silkie sexing - Page 439
Now I have six silkies and they are all from TSC. Two of them are very peculiar in the sense of being a rooster or hen. They have prominent wattles, one more then the other. We have one definite Silkie rooster as he has very large comb and wattles. What does it mean if a Silkie has decent size wattles but next to no comb?
Im guessing (pictures would confirm/deny this) you got some bearded and some beardless silkies. They look quite a bit different. And it could be the one with wattles but no comb is a pullet. Post pictures if you can.
I have 6 silkie chicks. All are almost 7 weeks old none have any sign of comb or wattle (I CAN'T be that lucky). They were all hatched from eggs bought from a hatchery. I don't even know if they're considered bearded, or not - they're supposed to be mixed. Does anyone have a guess at the sex of any of them? They're all the same size with the exception of Buttercup, who is a little bigger than the others, and Celeste, who is a tiny bit smaller.
There are two black ones (the same one in the bottom two pictures), 3 buff ones, and a partridge(3, 4, and 9). I couldn't get a pic of my smallest black one. But no comb or wattle on the one, and small. I'll watch for pullet:)
Id guess the 2 in the last pic to both be cockerels. But at their age it really is just a guess.
I have 3 silkies. Splash and buff 8 weeks old Black 10+ weeks old all non related. Black one (Spooky) is very social and I totally adore him/her. The other 2 want nothing to do with anyone but each other. Any guess on sex? I will be boarding them and my other 11 chickens for 3 months while I move. Would be nice to know if I need to sell some because they are roos. Thanks!
I hate to say it but I think the black and maybe the buff (more pictures of this one would be helpful) are cockerels. I wouldn't sell them as such at this young age but Id watch them for cockerel behavior.
Edited by ashtree - 5/10/16 at 1:40pm
MY personal experience has been cockerels tend to be more inquisitive and stand taller than the pullets. That being said there are ALWAYS exceptions to the rule.