Another Silkie Sexing question

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by murmagmazy, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. murmagmazy

    murmagmazy Out Of The Brooder

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    ~~I am starting to doubt what I originally thought about my girls. This is Autumn and Bob. They were both born the week of October 16th, so they are 3 months old. My confusion is, when I got them, one had the obvious short/even wings, and the other one had the longer uneven wings, so I was sure I had one of each. This one is Bob(Millie/Silkie mix), and the one I originally thought was a girl, but he started having some major roo features early on.
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    Ok, so I have been thinking that Bob is the roo, leaving Autumn to be the pullet. Well now im not so sure about her!! She started growing a pretty nice sized crest. Ugh. We get so attached to these babies and then cant keep the roos because of our neighborhood rules. What do you guys think about Autumn? Shes a bit camera shy!!

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    Im afraid I have 2 ROOS!!!!

    Thoughts?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Bob is indeed a cockerel. I am 85% certain that Autumn is also a cockerel.
     
  3. murmagmazy

    murmagmazy Out Of The Brooder

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    Yep, that's what I thought. Maybe the different wing lengths could have been due to Bob being a Millie mix which we didn't know at the time. They have got the best personalities!!!
    Ugh
     
  4. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both are roos and you can't wing sex silkies.
     
  5. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Ditto, all that red leakage screams boy.

    Its more reliable to sex Silkies by the shape of their crest (round=girl, spiky=boy) and the amount of leakage they show (which is typically a male trait). Even those don't always work.
     
  6. murmagmazy

    murmagmazy Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for all the help. These two are sure proof that you can't wing sex them. I'm going to try and take them back this week. They are sure sweet boys!

    Thanks again
    Mandy
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Both look like cockerels to me.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Both look like cockerels to me. Sorry...
     

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