5 Silkies Sexing Help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cranzenbach, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. cranzenbach

    cranzenbach Out Of The Brooder

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    Alright guys I have my 5 Silkies I got from Cackle Hatchery and they are 9 weeks old now. I have a few pictures of each of them and was hoping I could get some help from you guys. I know what all my other bantams are, and so this has been making me crazy for awhile. So I would appreciate the help! Here we go:

    White Silkie 1

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    In this last photo, the Silkie in question is the one in the front.

    Alright so next:

    White Silkie 2
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    And Lastly:

    White Silkie 3:
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    And I actually already know for sure that this one is a cockerel. He is a jerk sometimes, and is can often times be seen doing battle with my cochins.

    Next is the black silkies, I thought I had one male and one female because one is a ****-starter and one is totally complacent, but now I'm not sure. Here is a picture of both of them, Black Silkie 1 on the left and Black Silkie 2 on the right:

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    More of Black Silkie 1:
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    Black Silkie 2:
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    So like I said any help would be very useful ^_^ Thanks again!
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    My guesses are:
    #1=Pullet
    #2=Probably pullet
    #3=Possible cockerel
    Black silkie #1= Probably pullet
    Black silkie #2=Probably pullet

    Silkies are one of the hardest breeds to sex. These are my rough guesses from what I'm seeing at this moment.
     
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2015
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cute birds!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I wouldn't even try to guess at this age. Try photos again at 4-5 mos. Then it would be great if you could have someone hold the crests back so the comb is in full view
     

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