chicks combs *pics*

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by loupan, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. loupan

    loupan Chirping

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    I have been watching my chicks they are 4 weeks old now and my silkies seem to have completly different comb colours and size is this normal they were born on the same day ,is this a sure sign that one is a roo and the other a pullet ???

    white silkie comb a light colour not red and no sign of wattles

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    blue silkie dark comb alot smaller

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    both together

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    This one im pretty sure is defo a roo

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    And this one im hopeing is a pullet born on the same day as the others

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    Thanks for your help [​IMG]
     

  2. Silkies are hard to sex, and are notorious for fooling you.

    However that said, the fact your white silkie's comb is already larger and sticking up at 4 weeks, I am betting its a boy. The blue silkie - no idea, you'll need to wait awhile.

    the white single comb chick - definitely a boy

    the last dark chick, so far looks girly.
     
  3. hdowden

    hdowden Crowing

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  4. i'm not expert with silkies, but i think the first one is a boy
     
  5. Whittni

    Whittni Crowing

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    Lothiriel Crowing Premium Member

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  7. ChickenPeep

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  8. ChickenPeep

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  9. ChickenWisperer

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  10. Pele

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    I agree that the one with the light comb is a boy, but I do not agree that these are silkies. The closest birds you have to a silkie are the white and blue ones in the first pics. The rest are completely different breed mixes.

    Purebred silkies have black skin (not red or yellow). They also have a very very distinct comb that looks a lot like a black brain sitting on their forehead (called a Walnut Comb, but I still think they look like a brain). Here's a pic of an extreme example (most silkies are so fluffy that you can't see their comb).

    http://www.freewebs.com/professorchickenscolours/silkiewhitemalehead01.jpg

    Whomever sold these birds to you is mixing their flock without regard to breed, or trying to develop 'silkied' versions of various breeds.
     

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