Expert Silkie and Golden Campine sexer needed!!! also there are many photos ;)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickenwelder, May 29, 2012.

  1. chickenwelder

    chickenwelder In the Brooder

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    Hello and thank you in advance,

    I have four back yard birds right now; 1 Black Star Sex-Link, 1 Non-Bearded White Silkie, and 2 Golden Campine.

    They are all just over 3 months old (14 weeks or so).

    The hatchery where I get chicks will be having it’s last new arrivals June 26th and I would like to be able to get another batch of straight runs if I need to and not have to wait until next spring.


    My dilemma is as follows:

    The average chicken begins laying eggs 4- 6 months of age, which may not leave enough for me to get new babies.

    Also I have fallen in love with 2 breeds that are some of the most difficult to sex, I come to you all for help.

    Last week I think I may have heard the end of a crow. But I was not in sight or straight line of sound with my birds.

    I did some google research and found that Silkie hens have been known to crow or sometimes have a proto crow.


    I am including in my post as many pictures as I can from as many different angles to try to help you see them as best as you can.


    * Before each set of photos there are a few details about each chicken.
    ** The end set of photos is a few group shots for comparison between them.


    Pullet or cockerel?

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    My Non-Bearded White Silkie:

    ~No real wattles.
    ~No fun pretty shaped saddle feathers that I can see.
    ~Fluff ball on top of head not as round as it could be.
    ~Little bit of a larger walnut comb with a little bit of color to it.
    ~Little bit of a longer whispy tail.
    ~Very sweet has always loved to cuddle. But does grumble when first picked up.


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    My Golden Campine (number 1):

    ~Very small wattles.
    ~Greenish, yellowish, grayish feet and legs.
    ~The Golden Campine that grumbles much less.
    ~Smaller comb.


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    My Golden Campine (number 2):

    ~Little larger small wattles.
    ~Slate gray feet and legs.
    ~The Golden Campine that grumbles VERY much. (nick name: Grumbles)
    ~Little larger comb.


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    Some group Pictures for size and shape comparison.

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    Thank you so very very much for all of your wisdom of chicken sexing.

    ~Cas
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2012
  2. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Songster

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    I hate to say this, but I think that they are all roos [​IMG]
     
  3. chickenwelder

    chickenwelder In the Brooder

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    Need more input!!!

    I don't want them to be but it is what it is.

    But would like more eyes to have a look see :)
     
  4. chickenwelder

    chickenwelder In the Brooder

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    Would also like to add:

    I haven't heard any other crow or crowing except that one time.
     
  5. bloom_ss

    bloom_ss Songster

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    I think the Silky and second Campine are roos. The first Campine might be a girl, but only because it has a smaller and paler comb and thinner legs than the one I think is a roo. I'm not an expert with either breed though so I hope you are able to get some more opinions on these birdies. =)
     
  6. chickenwelder

    chickenwelder In the Brooder

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    :(


    I love the silkie.
     
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  7. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Crowing

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    the campines look like pullets the silkie is bearded and looks like it might be a roo
     
  8. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    The two Campines are girls. The silkie.. Looks to be a boy.. I see streamers..
     
  9. chickenwelder

    chickenwelder In the Brooder

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    The hatchery said they only had Non-Bearded Silkies. :(

    I want to be able to still see the face.


    So for a second try at a Silkie pullet.... What do you think get 4 straight runs or more?
     
  10. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Crowing

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    on most hatchery silkies weather bearded or not you will still see the face
     

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