1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Can You Sex My 6 Silkies??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Alex1010, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. Alex1010

    Alex1010 Chillin' With My Peeps

    834
    37
    81
    Oct 8, 2015
    North Carolina
    [​IMG]
    #1 3 Month Old White Silkie, Pullet?
    [​IMG]
    #2 3 Month Old Black Silkie, Also A Pullet?
    [​IMG]
    #3 3 Month Old Black Frizzle Silkie, A Pullet?
    [​IMG]
    #4 3 Month Old White Silkie, Pullet??[​IMG]
    #5 3Month Old Black Silkie, Rooster[​IMG]
    #6 3 Month Old Black Silkie, Rooster??
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    23,578
    1,293
    378
    Jul 24, 2013
    Silkie are so hard to sex, but I'm thinking that #1 and #6 are likely cockerels. #5 is definitely a cockerel.

    Edited: also, the smooth feathered ones are not Silkies. They're probably Silkie mixes.
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2015
  3. Alex1010

    Alex1010 Chillin' With My Peeps

    834
    37
    81
    Oct 8, 2015
    North Carolina
    Pretty
    Pretty Sure #1 Is Hen & 5 & 6 Are Roosters
     
  4. PerfectPlumage

    PerfectPlumage Chillin' With My Peeps

    number 1 Doesn't look like a silkie... Correct my if I am wrong :p
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2015
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

    31,450
    3,458
    528
    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    The white birds are mixes, and look like pullets.

    5 and 6 both look like cockerels.

    Not sure on the rest.
     
  6. Alex1010

    Alex1010 Chillin' With My Peeps

    834
    37
    81
    Oct 8, 2015
    North Carolina
    How do you know there mixes? They got black skin 5 toes?? & 5/6 are roosters. Pretty sure there's 4 Pullets and 2 roosters
     
  7. PerfectPlumage

    PerfectPlumage Chillin' With My Peeps

    They don't have the same plumage as a silkie.
     
  8. Alex1010

    Alex1010 Chillin' With My Peeps

    834
    37
    81
    Oct 8, 2015
    North Carolina
    I see that.. All my black ones do
     
  9. PerfectPlumage

    PerfectPlumage Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, the black ones are pure I think.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    77,093
    5,392
    678
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    No.5 roo - wrong color comb/ not a walnut comb - don't use for breeding please
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by