Do you think this silkie is a cockeral or a pullet??? plz look!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 8silkies, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. 8silkies

    8silkies Out Of The Brooder

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    he just hatched yesterday at 11:30am so it will probably impossible to tell what sex he is. anyways below is his picture. also, what color silkie do you think he is? he is SUPPOSED to be white, but i don't think so.

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  2. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

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    I sure can't tell this early if it is a roo or not. But i don't think it is white! That is a beautiful chick!!![​IMG] I want to say it looks blue?![​IMG]
     
  3. shmooborp

    shmooborp artistic fowlism

    for me, and i think many others.. silkies are one of the harder breeds to tell sex, Espesially at that young of an age, usually ull have to wait about 2 or 3 moths to be sure..
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Looks to be splash, although it could be a lighter blue. If you can tell gender at 2-3 months, then you're better at it than most big name breeders. With partridge and grey you can often tell earlier on (although better quality male partridges often look like blacks for a number of months) because of the pattern differenes between male and female.

    You can tell many, but not all by somewhere between 6 & 8 months; most by a year.
     
  5. 8silkies

    8silkies Out Of The Brooder

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    that would be so cool if he was a blue. ill post new pics of him when he is older to get some other ideas. i looked up vent sexing day old chicks and from that he looked like a roo. but is was hard to tell and i am not even 60% sure. we'll just have to wait and see.
     
  6. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As to the sex of the chick, post a picture in 12 weeks and maybe we can help you guess. The color could be White as some Whites carry a silver gene causing the chick to be gray in color. If this is the case it will feather out white. I think it will be a Splash.
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    That chick's too dark to be a silver gene white.
     
  8. shmooborp

    shmooborp artistic fowlism

    Quote:o my im retarded,, i was thinking normal hahaha, 2,3 monts for layer breeds, woops.. yes ur correct on the silkie
     
  9. 8silkies

    8silkies Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:okay. ill put a new picture of him when he is around 12 weeks. he is 2 days old today and he is such a cute lil guy. he loves to peck though!
     

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