boys or girls silkie chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by runners r 4 me, Apr 2, 2019.

  1. runners r 4 me

    runners r 4 me In the Brooder

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    Hi
    I have almost 10 week old silkie chicks, i think one is bearded and one non. I have read how difficult it is to sex them, wondered if anyone could give a guess based on photos? we were thinking one of each up until recently, now thinking 2 roos?

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  2. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    Hi there, welcome to BYC! :frow

    Based on waddle development alone.. I think the non bearded is a pullet and the bearded may be a cockerel. However, the bearded one looks like it might have a straight comb as well.

    If they are two of the same gender... I would say both female. :fl

    Cuties they are! :love
     
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  3. runners r 4 me

    runners r 4 me In the Brooder

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    Ahh thank you!

    The bearded does have a single straight comb, although i can see very small waddles, the non bearded has waddles too but realised cant see them too well in pics above, Screenshot_20190402-193052_Gallery.jpg Screenshot_20190402-193121_Gallery.jpg here are pics a little clearer on waddles!

    Thank you for info! Screenshot_20190402-193037_Gallery.jpg :thumbsup
     
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  4. ECSandCCFS

    ECSandCCFS Free Ranging

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    Your bearded Silkie is a cockerel. Not sure on the non-bearded
     
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  5. Heather94

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    I would guess both cockerels. Starting to see streamers and the combs are pretty big already
     
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