4 Month old Silkie gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sarahb19243, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. sarahb19243

    sarahb19243 Out Of The Brooder

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    My silkies just turned 4 months old a couple of days ago. I have never had silkies before these guys so I'm having a hard time figuring out what gender they are. I'm almost positive #2 is a girl, but the others are confusing me. Anything would hep lol! Thanks!
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  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    right now they are all looking like pullets to me
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think so too but, no.4 looks to have a bad cross bite. I only see it in one of the photos.
     
  4. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    3x pullets, the feather on their heads are more round than "pointy"
    2x #4 cross beak
     
  5. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    definitely a bad cross bite
     
  6. sarahb19243

    sarahb19243 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes number 4 does have a pretty bad cross bite. When she was a chick it was hardly noticeable, but as she grew it got worse. That was actually going to be the next thread I was going to start. I had some questions about it, so I'll ask them now. I read up on a few posts on here about chickens with cross bites, but they didn't mention how I could help her out. So the question I have would be how can I help her? Also, is her cross bite so severe that it is painful for her? I know she can eat and drink well, but it just takes her a bit longer than the rest of them. She is pretty sassy, so she won't take any crap from the other silkies. Any other info you could give me on her cross bite would help! Thanks!
     
  7. sarahb19243

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  8. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    To me, 1,3 and 5 appear to be cockerels, maybe number 4 as well (those red patches on the wings are a male trait). Looks like they've got streamers starting to pop off the backs of their crests and their combs are awfully big for 4 month old bearded birds. Good quality boys get big round crests too, their streamers and combs usually give them away first.
     
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  9. sarahb19243

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    You were dead on! All but number 2 are looking like cockerels.
     

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