12 week-old silkies - thought boys before but now? (update post 12!)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by technodoll, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, these two have me fooled...

    I was convinced they were both boys when they were younger, as I'm normally pretty good at sexing my (pet quality) silkies early on...

    But now, at 12 weeks of age I'm struggling to see streamers or a pronounced comb [​IMG]

    They still make little baby peeping noises and I've not seen any boyish behaviors so far, but none that are feminine either - the other silkie that hatched with these two is from different parents, she's a partridge, smaller and makes definite girly noises - even squats for me since 8 weeks of age!! But these two grey ones... mystery.

    So. Boys or girls?

    Chick 1 - light grey (or is there a name for this color?)

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    And now Chick 2, darker grey... or is this blue?

    This one always has food stuck in the poof, looks like dreadlocks! LOL

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    THANK YOU FOR YOUR OPINIONS! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2011
  2. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    I think #1 is girl, #2 is a boy.
     
  3. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes
     
  4. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Woohoo! Happy to at least have one more girl in the flock :)

    What makes you think Chick 2 is a boy, is it the big dirty crest?

    I don't see any streamers in the back and the comb is the same size on both chicks...

    Just looking to get educated on sexing silkies [​IMG]
     
  5. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bumping for more opinions - thanks! :)
     
  6. silkie101

    silkie101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes

    i think its #1 is a boy and #2 is a boy
     
  7. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think its #1 is a boy and #2 is a boy

    what makes you say that?
     
  8. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bumping again as i really want the silkie experts to chime in on this one pleeease [​IMG]
     
  9. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    Well, #1 doesn't have any streamers and HER [​IMG] feet look skinny, and #2 has big streamers.
     
  10. littlestars17

    littlestars17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they are both girls!! My boys ahve much bigger combs at that age and the poof on number 2 just looks girly to me
     

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