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21 week old silkies...any guesses?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by smoon, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. smoon

    smoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone want to help me guess if these silkies are hens or Roos? I started with TEN silkies and one by one they've crowed! Now, 21 weeks later, I'm down to these two and hoping so much one of them is a hen. One is splash and one is white.

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  2. smoon

    smoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just to clarify, there are only two silkies in question here. (There are three pics of the splash and two of the white)
     
  3. PhoenixFan

    PhoenixFan Out Of The Brooder

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    If they haven't crowed by now, they are most likely hens. [​IMG]
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I like to see a photo - face forward with crest held back to see the comb. Since you already had 8 cockerels, I hope nature will give you a break on the two remaining ones. Did you buy straight run?
     
  5. smoon

    smoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay I got some close ups of the comb and I think it has streamers in its crest. It's a rooster, isn't it! I had very bad odds! Yes I bought ten straight run silkies from a feed store. I was told you can't buy silkie chicks sexed anywhere. I guess next year if a want a couple of hens I better buy 30 chicks! Lol

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    Last edited: Aug 13, 2016
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    In the first pics, they both look like hens to me.

    In the close ups, I'm not as sure [​IMG]. But silkies aren't my thing, I'll let the more experienced folks chime in.
     
  7. PhoenixFan

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    Agreed.
     

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