OK here goes with the caveat that it is way too early still! Here are my impressions anyway.
First one in the white silkie is a female second one Splash, though looks more like a light Partridge to me, has some barring on the wing feathers. Female.
third one white silkie, undecided
Yes exactly! That pullet kept me guessing for a while.🤣
Point I was trying to make with some of these was it’s not easy. Even all the tricks in the book, you could still be wrong. If you note in the younger photo of this pullet, you’ll see her comb space is very wide but not raised at all. She...
It was a bit tricky, I admit. The 4th bird has a very wide comb, which many use to determine gender, but this can be misleading as this pullet demonstrates. The bird in the 5th photo has a single comb, but it is difficult to see in the...
Here are a few photos of some of my birds when they were young, I know what their genders are now. For fun, see if you are able to tell at these young ages. 😊
(you have a 50-50 chance of getting them right!)
There are 5 different birds.
I will give you the answers after you have guessed.😉
Because like other chickens with single combs the combs will get larger and develop color at an earlier age than if the silkie had a walnut comb. These birds will also often develop wattles at a younger age if they are male.😊
Yes, you have several that are single combed which is recessive and pops up in Silkies. Most commonly in hatchery stock, but I’ve also had a few from well-known breeders that popped up with the single comb. I chose to sell these and not use them in my breeding program, but if you’re just...