10 week old silkie gender query

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mrslb333, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2010
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Ok so I know that its probably too early to tell but I'm dying to know the sex. Any guesses?
    Also be interested to know what you thought of her quality pet or show?
    Thanks x
  2. Muggsmagee

    Muggsmagee Menagerie Mama

    Dec 15, 2009
    Central NY
    You need to be patient with Silkies. They have got to be the most difficult breed to sex, AND they take a while before you can tell show quality, etc. From what I can see in your pictures, by the looks of her feet it doesn't look like the feathering is full enough. From my understanding the middle toe should be covered in feathers. A great place to post your questions would be on the Silkie Breeder's thread.

    Enjoy your Silkie! Show quality or not, they are a fantastic addition to any flock! [​IMG]
  3. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2010
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Funny you should mention the middle toe feathering as we hatched another silkie and my kids commented that the new one had lots more feathers on its toe. Oh well, I'm not sure we'd show it any way but at least I can figure out which breeders are worth going back to if we need any more.
    Thanks for the advice, much appreciated [​IMG]
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Pullet, pet quality. Feathering should be at least to the middle toe, and alot heavier than what she has.
  5. CrazyFowlFreak

    CrazyFowlFreak Pine Hill Farm

    Apr 24, 2009
    She is a lovely pullet. <3
  6. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    10 weeks? I wouldn't put my chip either way - I have had ones I swore were cockerals turn out to be pullets, and then 15 week olds whom I swore were pullets start to try their hand and crowing and pop out a fat comb in a week. With a silkie I wouldn't say with any confidence on sex until 15-20 weeks old.
  7. Sweet Violet

    Sweet Violet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 9, 2010
    Vista CA
    right now that looks like a pullet.... now ask us again in 8 weeks... [​IMG]

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