19 week old silkie gender guess *pics*

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mrsengeseth, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have them up again. I hope someone knows. they're all from Ideal.

    First up a few pics of Tribble:
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    Now a few of Copper:
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    Next up is Gizmo, doesn't wanna stand up, would rather relax...
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    And lastly we have Echo:
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    What do ya think?
     
  2. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Gizmo DOES stand, lol, s/he just didn't wanna right now. They're 19 weeks today. Nobody is crowing yet. One or two of em copy the big girls egg song.
     
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  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Possibly Gizmo may look boyish otherwise they look pretty henish to me. My hens are about the same age and their comb looks pretty much the same. Although I'm no silkie expert for sure. I just found out my blue was a hen only because she laid an egg! [​IMG]
     
  4. verycherry

    verycherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like pullets to me too. Not completely sure about Gizmo since she/he is laying down, but probably a girl too. All mine that were boys had larger combs by 19 weeks.
     
  5. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks for your quick answers. I was thinking Giz might be boy, but i just can't tell. Nobody has a big comb at all either, if that helps. they're all pretty flat.
     
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  6. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    copper and echo look likes boys, they look like they have *streamers*
    gizmo looks like a girl to me

    I'm not sure about tribble...
     
  7. verycherry

    verycherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure those are streamers. Their crests or "poofs" just aren't large or show quality, so they tend to look swept back. Here's a photo of one of my pet/breeder males at about 4 months old with streamers at the back of his crest.

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  8. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    LOL, they are so confusing! On a side note, the pic there has a gigantic comb in relation to the ones mine have (or rather the nonexistant combs mine have)
     
  9. kryptoniteqhs

    kryptoniteqhs Rosecomb Rich

    Nov 14, 2008
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    Quote:They all look like pullets to me, but I know nothing about silkies. I would think by that age, though, they would have as growth on their head if they were roos.
     
  10. bangor777

    bangor777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    gizmo is the pullet, the others are roos
     

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