a pair of Silkies - 3 months old

heksa

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I know for sure the gray one is a boy. He has been crowing for about a month now.

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The buff one has not crowed yet. Her ears are much lighter color then the boy's ones. Is it safe to assume she is, in fact, a girl?

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Tartannik

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Wow your silkies are very pretty, although 3 months for a silky is quite young to be crowing, I of course could be wrong but mine are 21 weeks and not one has crowed yet lol!! Unless i have all girls of course!!
I am afraid I wouldn't like to guess what yours are, I don't have the experience yet!!
 

heksa

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I know, I was shocked when I realized that my Silkie was the first crower in the flock of 11. I have 5 definite EE roosters, that are a lot more masculine, but they just now, this week, have joined the crowing choir. ;-)

It took me a week to actually see him in an act, and the sound he makes is quite different then EE roosters’. Now, when I have a bunch of crowers, I can tell when the Silkie is crowing vs. one of the EEs. ;-)
 

heksa

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I'm really hoping for a buff to be a girl.
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According to the internet ticker, that I set up for the chicks when I got them, they are 3 months and a week old. They looked “just hatched” the day we got them. I picked two Silkies from a box of eleven. I’m so excited I may have a pair.
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Rachelj07

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I have never heard of a silkie crowing at 3 months. Standards don't even crow until 4 months (16 weeks) and Silkies tend to take longer then that. A Silkie's crow sounds like it's caught in their throat, it's actually quite comical to listen to until they get the hang of it.
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Good luck with the gendering of your birds!
 

heksa

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So you say he may be older?

I swear I saw him crow, many many times. In the morning when I leave for work, me and my girls watch him do that. The sound he makes is softer then these percing sounds other roosters make.

Just a few days ago, when I was getting dressed at home we heard a silkie crow (which wasn't anything unusual, he's been doing it for a while). But then I heard another crow and I knew it wasn't Silkie. I said to my daugther - "oh boy, I think we have another crower" and then they both sung in unison! That was the funniest thing ever!
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heksa

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I woul try to get a video, but he only does it in the morning and it's kind of dark at 7 am. Not to mention crows at 5 a.m.
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