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5 Silkies Sexing Help

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

  1. cranzenbach

    cranzenbach In the Brooder

    Aug 16, 2015
    Forest Ranch, CA
    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



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

    Alright so next:

    White Silkie 2



    And Lastly:

    White Silkie 3:


    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:


    More of Black Silkie 1:



    Black Silkie 2:



    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

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    My guesses are:
    #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 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Cute birds!
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    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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