closer pics of silkies can you sex them?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by gapeachy, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. gapeachy

    gapeachy Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the partridge one is a hen and the one on the far right in the first pic is a roo. The other one doesn't look like a full silkie. Its feathers aren't fluffed and are tight to the body. I think it may be a mix. I have never seen them that smooth. But judging from its big waddles I say roo on that one too.

    So 2 roos and 1 hen, imo.
     
  3. gapeachy

    gapeachy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that is the strangest thing...when my friend that done the cork thing corked them she said the same thing.....uh oh maybe I am a believer now
     
  4. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    I agree...partridge hen and 2 roos.
     
  5. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Usually this test is done with a needle on a strong thread, and there's a thread aroud here somewhere where a lot of people tested it out and the results were correct. I'll see if I can find it for you and post the link.


    EDIT: I can't find it, but I know its out there.
     
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  6. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Partridge and Bearded Gray are hens. The non-bearded Gray looks more like a rooster.
     
  7. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Head-on pictures of their combs would help... [​IMG]
     
  8. magsrags

    magsrags Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'd pay close attention to what kentuckysilkies says for sure. I'm going by what they say with all my little ones too.
     
  9. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
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    The bearded grey looks like its getting streamers. I'm not trying to argue, but I think its a roo. Everyone is right, comb pics would help settle it. Pics of them standing up would help to so we can clearly see saddle and tail feathers.

    Either way, we are all in agreement on the partridge hen and nonbearded roo.
     
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  10. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    My guess is one partridge hen and 2 roos.
     

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