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Can you sex my Silkie Bantam chicks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mattsom1981, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. mattsom1981

    mattsom1981 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone,


    So its been six weeks or so since my two chicks hatched. They have grown a lot since then, here they are when they hatched:-

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    And here they are now.

    This is "Buffy", you can see from the lovely crest which of the two this is:-

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    And the other is called "McNuggets" (LOL), a poor scrappy looking thing with a patchy neck, quite a large comb for its age and wattle:-

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    As you can see, these chickens are completely different in appearance. So what do I have here? Initially I thought Buffy with her fine crest was male, but as times gone on I feel "she" is a hen. What do you think? [​IMG]
     
  2. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Buffy is likely a pullet; McNuggets a cockerel. I say this simply because he has larger wattles than Buffy. It is difficult to sex chickens at this young age, but that would be my best guess. They're such pretty silkies!
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Those would be my guesses as well, but theres still plenty of time for them to change.

    Silkies are EXTREMELY difficult to tell gender on.
     
  4. mattsom1981

    mattsom1981 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thankyou so much for your replies beetandsteet and howfunkyisurchicken! They really do look quite different so Im sure there is one of each here. Regardless I am so delighted with them!
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2015
  5. mattsom1981

    mattsom1981 Out Of The Brooder

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    A little update for you.... McNuggets indeed is Cockerel confirmed LOL!!



    Also you can see how much they have grown again here!



     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2015
  6. shahtir101

    shahtir101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1 pullet and a cockeral! a perfect pair
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    nice pair
     

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