6 week white silkie. any idea on sex?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nittanyxi, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. nittanyxi

    nittanyxi Songster

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    Here is my 6 week old white silkie. I have no idea how to sex these guys. anyone have any idea or is it still to early to tell?

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  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    It's probably too early to tell, and you don't have a very good pic of the comb, but it looks like it 'might' be a pullet. Take pics again in 3-4 weeks and repost [​IMG]
     
  3. kelar

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    It's pretty hard to sex a silkie chick at this age, but my guess is that it's a cockerel because of the way the feathers grow away from, rather than around the eyes. Nice looking chick too!
     
  4. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

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    I would guess a pullet to by its stance and no obvious comb yet (my boys usually can't cover their combs with the head pouf), but I agree - need another couple weeks to be sure! Beautiful bird [​IMG]
     
  5. iluvmychicks

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    Pullet:)

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  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:See, and my son looked at the pic and said it's a girl....because of the face [​IMG]
    Just goes to show that you just can't tell with silkies! [​IMG]
     

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