12 week old silkies

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lothefarmer, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. lothefarmer

    lothefarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, I would like to know what you guys think about these two, I dont know anything about silkies... So, boys, girls, or too early to tell?

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  2. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably a boy and a girl in that order.
     
  3. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

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    Quote:X 2!!
     
  4. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Splash rooster and Partridge pullet
     
  5. BlakesFarm

    BlakesFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all,

    new here Ive thought about geting silkies, is there any good book on them? And how do you tell the male from female?

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  6. lothefarmer

    lothefarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh, really?.. i was hoping it was the opposite. [​IMG] the splash one is the friendlier of the two, and we already have 5 males.
    may i ask how you all were able to tell? i'm very curious, especially since i have one more little one that's pretty runty, so i'd like to know what to look for.
    that and i don't really spot any obvious differences, except for the coloring. lol. :)
     
  7. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The partridge one is the easiest to sex due to coloration. In the partridge variety the color of males and females vary greatly. With the splash two features jump out at me. The crest has feathers of all different lengths. In a female the feathers of the crest should be even in length and round like a pom-pom. Sometimes it takes a while for the feathers to even out, but the look of your splash bird screams male to me. The other feature is his tail. The tail feathers of the female should be very thick with no hard feathers and downward pointed. Your splash bird has a few long hard feathers in the tail with an upward swoop.
     
  8. flockman

    flockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The splash says roo to me. The partridge looks like pullet. The splash looks like my roo when he was that age. The pullet looks like the same overall shape as my pullet. The crest of the roo is not only all different lengths but it also seems to be the Cramer hair, more swept back. The partridge has a much more rounded appearance. [​IMG]
     
  9. lothefarmer

    lothefarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay, thanks guys. :) that was very helpful. i will keep an eye on my little guy, and hopefully i will get another girl. :)
     
  10. tallyho

    tallyho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Only boys have hard feathers in the tail?
     

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