Am I right??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chickengirl47, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, I just want to make sure I'm right with my silkies genders. They are three months old now. Any help is appreciated!! Thanks!
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    This one has skinny legs, no wattles, and a tiny single comb. I'm thinking female.
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    No wattles, tiny comb, skinny legs. Female.
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    This one is 100% cockerel.
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    This one has no comb, no wattles , and very skinny legs. Female.
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    This one has no wattles, tiny comb, and skinny legs. Female.
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    Thick legs, no comb, big wattles. Male.
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    Skinny legs, no comb, no wattles, but its tail feathers look maleish to me. Any guesses??
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    90% Male.
     
  2. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!!!!!!
     
  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    several of the ones you have labeled as pullets have what appears to be streamers and i would guess cockerels on them. silkies are not sexed like other breeds....
     
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  4. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww, bummer.
     
  5. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could you please show me the ones that are most likely males?
     
  6. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just judged the photos using "streamers" only.
     
  7. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I judged the combs, wattles, and legs of the birds. Would you like me to take more pictures of them?
     
  8. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like hdowden said, with Silkies it's not that accurate to go by combs, wattles, or legs. The most accurate method is from the "streamers"... hdowden wrote a BYC article on it [​IMG] Check for "wild" hair on the boys, with long strands that stick out. With pullets, look for tame, round "afros." That's the method that works for me. If the above photos accurately show their head feathers, then I'm standing by those guesses. I'm really interested to see how your birds turn out!
     

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