Are these buff silkies all roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by vpeterson, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. vpeterson

    vpeterson Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 4 buff silkies in this video. Could you please tell me if the first three are all roos. Also if anyone would want to comment on which one I should keep for future breeding, it would be appreciated. They are 3 to 4 months old.



    Thanks so much. I added still pictures farther down.
     
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  2. silky ma

    silky ma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what I can tell they are roos, and yes the 4th is a female. At this age the males comb will start to look big, bumpy and dented, while a females will be small , round, and smooth. Can you get pics and post them?
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    The last 2 birds, 16 & 17 have odd looking wings, like maybe their split wings or something like that. Plus, all of those roosters have way to much black in their cushion/tail to use. I personally would use any of the roosters, but try to find a different roo. If you HAD to pick one, I would pick 15. Paired with a nice clear hen he might produce some nice chicks. All are boys, except the very last bird, which is a pullet. I just dont like that she has lots of white in her undercolor.
     
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  4. kfchickenlady

    kfchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2010
    N.Calif.
    I would like to see pics too, I have 2 buff silkie chicks, 2mos old, I am trying to sex.
     
  5. reesepoultry

    reesepoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 4, 2009
    15 & 16 look like roos with too much black in there tails. 17 and the last one look like hens to me. The last hen looks to be pretty nice also.
     
  6. vpeterson

    vpeterson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here are some pictures as requested.

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  7. kfchickenlady

    kfchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2010
    N.Calif.
    [​IMG] well, whatever gender your silkies are, they are CUTE! I have 2 at the very ugly stage, about a month younger than yours...I am curious to see what others think of the sexes, I havent a clue, sorry [​IMG]
     
  8. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Yes, 15 16 and 17 are all boys. I fogot to mention this above, hang on to all of them, because they could look much much different in a couple of months.
     
  9. kfchickenlady

    kfchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2010
    N.Calif.
    Quote:would you mind giving an explanation? I would like to know what to look for at this age. [​IMG]
     
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  10. silky ma

    silky ma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look all males but I am not seeing the "elvis feathering" on their heads that should be there. So Pic # 5-Paper # 15
    If you could pm me with close ups of each of their faces showing the mulberry comb that will let me know for sure. Females will have a round/ smooth bump...while males will always have a large mass- that will get biggwer as they age - full of bumps and crevases.
     

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