ANOTHER Silkie owner needs help with gender...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by allaboutdemchicks, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

    Sep 13, 2008
    Jemison, AL
    Okay, I've done the "search" button up top. Looked, looked, and I read until my eyes cross. But I'm still not good at the guessing game. I just tell myself and you too... "I'm new at this....." and let you guys go for it. You will be better than me.

    Anyone remember this a month ago?? Photo #1
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    Look at them now. See the one in the middle, I know he's a roo. All others are questionable. Photo #2
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    Okay, I know that no one will know for sure until eggs or crows. But these seven dwarfs have me stumped. These are from Bamachicken. Claudia
     
  2. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    too early to say. [​IMG] good luck!\\Silkies are REALLY hard to tell gender. [​IMG]

    I think that the buff one looks like a male.
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Too hard to tell. My 4 buff silkies are 10 weeks old, and I know I have 3 pullets and a rooster. How old are they?
     
  4. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

    Sep 13, 2008
    Jemison, AL
    They are seven weeks....
     
  5. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    Can't help ya with the sexing but they sure are cuties! [​IMG]
     
  6. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Claudia, I cannot tell from those pics. The wire in right over the comb area. Most of the time i can tell by the comb. If is is raised and you can feel a big sort of bump it might be a boy. Stance is very important and spikey feathers on crest that stick out backwards. Guess what. I have more hatching and I have a bunch incubating. White, black and buff. I am testing blue splash again too.
     
  7. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    hey i wonder if you can tell gender by the way the feathers on the head stick up when they are babies? Maybe male's have tall feathers sticking up, and the females aren't so tall and sticking up???? i wonder..... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

    Sep 13, 2008
    Jemison, AL
    Well, there are definately some with spikey feathers on their crest that look like they have hair gel making them stick up, and it will not go down. Notice the buff and the blue and I know one white...maybe two.

    Well, nothing lost. I'm going to post again in another month.
     
  9. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

    Sep 13, 2008
    Jemison, AL
    ONE MORE SILKIE BREED QUestion..... I'm using a feed that is Manna Pro. Gamebird/showbird crumbles. I tried it because it is has "24% protein with essential amino acids for fast growth, efficient gain, and high-quality plumage". Does anyone think the higher protein for plumage is needed?
     
  10. Parson's Wife

    Parson's Wife Blessed Abundantly

    Jan 22, 2008
    Arkansas
    Awful early. Ask bamachicken...she has awesome silkies, been raising them for years.
     

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