5 Week Old Silkie...Wanna guess my gender???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dwdoc, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. dwdoc

    dwdoc Songster

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    Any ideas on the gender of my Silkie?

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  2. RedneckChikns

    RedneckChikns Chirping

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    I am by no means the silkie expert but my exp with them is HARD TO SEX by just looking...best think you can do is FEEL the pelvic bones...closer together its a male, wider apart its a female.
     
  3. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

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    Yep, way to young still to even make a guess and the pelvic bone thing only works when they are much older.
    At that still isn't right all the time!
    Silkies are ticky tricky tricky!!
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    The crest isn't developed enough for me to take a guess.
     
  5. WalkingWolf

    WalkingWolf Songster

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    I can usually tell by how a chick carries or the stance when upright. Hard to explain but the cockerels just seem to stand a strut taller. All of my male silkie chicks had less poofy crest than the females. It is tough with a single chick to tell without looking for the variations to the others.
     
  6. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Songster

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    This one is not developed enough to tell. Give it another month.
     
  7. LaBaze

    LaBaze Chirping

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    I don't think the chick is old enough to tell, but OMG ITS ADORABLE!!![​IMG]
     
  8. dwdoc

    dwdoc Songster

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    Thank you all for responding...I guess we wait.
     
  9. WalkingWolf

    WalkingWolf Songster

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    OP just a suggestion but you can increase your odds by getting more silkies... [​IMG]
     

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