6 week old Silkies

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

  1. beehiveginger

    beehiveginger Out Of The Brooder

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    Any thoughts on coloring or gender? I know silkies are tough to know on gender but any guesses would be fun. One of the three is much larger, in body and legs. These three were hatched on the same day. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  2. chisNchickens

    chisNchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any guess would be strictly a guess. First pic too distant, second I would "guess" cockerel on the gray. Are they pure?
     
  3. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2. The way s/he is standing and the small crest and tail are leaning toward boy for me. If they are hatchery quality it could be a girl though. I had a hatchery silkie that had all boyish features and acted like a boy but turned out to be a girl. Bigger but same age can also mean that the silkie is a cockeral. Though my white silkie was the biggest and was also a girl so really nothing is for sure until you get eggs or hear crowing. Then again hens crow occasionally so eggs are the only way to know for sure.
     
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  4. beehiveginger

    beehiveginger Out Of The Brooder

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    I also think the grey one is boy and the other two girls. What do you mean by hatchery quality? I got the eggs from a friend who breeds silkies and pekin bantams. My serrogate pekin hatched these eggs.
     

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