2 Month Old Silkies, Too Early To Tell Sex?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by GracieNut, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. GracieNut

    GracieNut In the Brooder

    Jun 14, 2010
    I have 2 Splash Silkies, one I think is a roo, but I'm not positive (the one on the right) They are about 2 months old. Can anyone tell what sex they are?


  2. cristina33

    cristina33 Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    I dont know but they sure are cute
  3. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

    May 27, 2009
    NW NJ
    It is too early to tell for sure. Side shots of each bird would be helpful as well as colose ups of the face/comb area. I don't see anything rooish about the one on the right in this pic but I'm no expert [​IMG]
  4. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    To me it looks like a boy on the right, girl on the left. I'm only going off of what my splash silkies looked like when I first noticed a difference! They are beautiful by the way [​IMG]
  5. casuarius

    casuarius Songster

    Dec 21, 2009
    look like both female to me, males would have a much more developed comb.
  6. Doodle_Doo

    Doodle_Doo Songster

    Oct 10, 2009
    Missouri City, TX
    ive been told and also read that a roo can be told apart from a pullet
    as soon as 2 weeks when the feathers start coming in no matter the breed
    by looking at their elbows..not the actual name for it but the males are clean/bald
    and a hens will feather out quick giving no chance and helps distinguish its helped me on my
    chickens and ive had about 15 types al together
  7. DragonEggs

    DragonEggs Songster

    May 11, 2010
    Borger, TX
    I cn say with like 99% certainty the one on the left is a girl. The one on the right, I think I see a hint of roo hackle feather formation... the crest isnt enough of a hint. I'm 50/50 on the one on the right.

  8. GracieNut

    GracieNut In the Brooder

    Jun 14, 2010
    Thanks everyone! I've posted a few additional pictures. The first 2 are of the suspected hen (bird on the left in the original post) and the last 2 are of the suspected roo (bird on the right in the original post). I can get additional pics if anyone thinks they would help. If this one is in fact a male, I can't keep him. :-( So finding out as soon as possible will be a big help, although I understand that no one will know for sure until he crows. :)
    What is a hackle? I'm so sorry, I'm brand new to chickens. :)

  9. High Roost Ranch

    High Roost Ranch The Chicken Whisperer

    I think you have a pair. Pullet on the left and cockerel on the right. I'm certain about the pullet and 75% certain of the cockerel.

    Very cute! And welcome to the BYC!
  10. Rachelj07

    Rachelj07 Songster

    Jun 15, 2009
    I agree with High Roost Ranch...
    GracieNut where are you from?

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