Confirmation on the sex of these silkies

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CristinaB, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. CristinaB

    CristinaB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been watching my silkies grow very closely. They are now 13 weeks old. #8 is definitely a rooster as he made a feeble attempt to crow a couple mornings ago, scared the daylights out of my teenaged son who had no idea what was going on in the silkie bin.

    The one we call #8 is the only one with a comb, looks like a little pad of flesh over his beak. All the other chicks are without this padding so we are wondering if it is safe to call those all hens? I am posting pictures in hopes that if you good folk see another rooster that we could identify it.

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    This one was identified as the crowing bird
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    "Pad" above the beak
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    Silkie #9 has no padding
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    Side view of #9
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    Beak view of #9
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    #10 is a gray mixed colored bird, no pad on beak either
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    #10 side view
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    Beak view of #10
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    One buff, has split wing but otherwise healthy #11
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    #11 Beak view
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    #12 is another black one, no pad, great hairdoo
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    #12 side view

    So far they seem to be doing really well, we have not had silkie chickens before but they are quite an interesting bird. Very quiet and easy to handle. They adopted the two French Copper Marans Chicks that were staying in the bin next to them and have remained mixed every since then. The FCM hide under all the silkie fluffiness, it is rather funny. They are much much younger than the silkies at only about 3 weeks.

    So, thoughts? [​IMG]
     
  2. ChucktheChick

    ChucktheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] i think you're right. #8 is a roo and all others and girls.
     
  3. Chicka and Co

    Chicka and Co Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I think the others are all girls.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    However, Silkies can be very difficult to sex accurately. I recommend posting some more photos in a few weeks for another opinion.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  6. CristinaB

    CristinaB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will keep an eye on them. Not bad odds, ending up with just one rooster and a gaggle of hens. My goal was to get 3 hens to take care of egg sitting duties for my other hens but it looks like I am going to have a gang of fluffy ladies in the yard. So much fun!
     
  7. poodlechickens

    poodlechickens Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG][/IMG] Help!! Someone is crowing and I'm not sure which one, to make me even more confused I just found an egg in the coop and it's much smaller then I've seen from my LF.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    That bird looks rather rooster-ish to me. How old?
     
  9. poodlechickens

    poodlechickens Out Of The Brooder

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    7 months. I re homed him yesterday. After I got over the denial I realized he's a roo. Broke my heart [​IMG]
     

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