Any gender ideas ???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Lovin Our chickens, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. Lovin Our chickens

    Lovin Our chickens Chirping

    Oct 25, 2017
    These 2 are 5.5 weeks old and I know they are still much too young to really be able to say but just thought for fun if anyone had the same thoughts as I do about them . The white one usually stands much more erect and is very calm and laid back , will sit on my lap and go to sleep and just stay there until I put him/her back in brooder . Also it's feathers by where the comb will be is parted much more than the buff one which I'm not sure is a buff now bc it's getting black tips at the wing tips . By the time I got them they were already 2 weeks old so I didn't get to see his fluff coloring that well . Anyway here they are . 20180315_211404.jpg 20180315_211359.jpg 20180315_211352.jpg 20180315_211220.jpg 20180315_211212.jpg 20180315_211207.jpg 20180315_211201.jpg 20180315_211156.jpg 20180315_211139.jpg 20180315_211146.jpg 20180315_211151.jpg 20180315_211244.jpg 20180315_211306.jpg 20180315_211318.jpg
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  2. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

    Jan 19, 2018
    SE Wisconsin
    My Coop
    I think the white one is a male, and the other one is a female.
    The white one has more comb.
  3. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

    Feb 28, 2017
    Florida Peninsula
    My Coop
    Way too young for em-wah to assume. Cuties though.
  4. Lovin Our chickens

    Lovin Our chickens Chirping

    Oct 25, 2017
    I'm thinking the same. White is male but I know it's much too early just was curious if anyone had the same line of thought as me . These are my first silkies so it will be a guessing game for a while lol. Thanks yall
  5. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

    Jun 9, 2017
    NW Missouri
    I'm sorry, but they are too young to sex. Silkies are slow maturing, so its best to wait until 12 weeks to be safe. Then post pics of the body, crest, and comb, with crest pulled back.
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    They are so darn cute - but much too young to sex. Generally the best time to sex silkies is 4-5 mos. of age but sometimes you get earlier clues, like crowing.

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