5 1/2 month old silkies Boy or Girl-lots of pics

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mammat, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. mammat

    mammat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please give me your best quess [​IMG]First 2 pics are one I am pretty sure is a girl It acts like a girl and has virtually no comb. The second 3 pics are a KNOWN boy. it crows(included for comparison). The last three are of the ?. It has me stumped. Kinda of acts like a girl. Smaller ears and combe than the know boy. What do you think? They are all from the same hatch and about 5 1/2 to 6 months old.
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    This one is the big question mark. Do you think boy or girl?
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  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    ear size has nothing to do with sex, but comb shots would help. I think the first and last are hens. very pretty birds.
     
  3. mammat

    mammat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I just thought it was strange that the two known males in the hatch have really big ear lobes :)
     
  4. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    some do and some dont on both hens and roos when it comes to ear lobes [​IMG]
     
  5. mammat

    mammat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anybody else?
     
  6. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Unknown looks girl to me. Also the first one.
     
  7. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I understand your comments about the pictures correctly you have pics of 3 birds. You have 1 female and 2 males. The last one is a male (a little better quality than the first male).
     
  8. mammat

    mammat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I understand your comments about the pictures correctly you have pics of 3 birds.  You have 1 female and 2 males.  The last one is a male (a little better quality than the first male).

    Bummer...the boys don't like him very much. The boys don't seem to mind the girls:)
     
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  9. City chick

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    I vote male.
     
  10. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Boy for the 3rd one for me, also...
     

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