EXPERTS -SEX MY SILKIES-and BO"S please ??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sonew123, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    ok everyone..Ive had these guys for a good week now and Im stumped ..the two BO chicks are from my own chickens..they are 4 weeks old today--the rest are all 8-9 weeks old--anybody want to help and guess for me?? I know silkies are really hard until they crow r lay an egg but some people get lucky and can see obvious signs before others-Im hoping you can do the same for me-I have 1 partridge roo called Do-DO-much bigger than all the birds but supposed to be the same age--theres a few pictures of my lavender silies too--ANY REAL OBVIOUS SIGNS that I can look for that you can point out>> [​IMG]jpg[/img]pg[/img] [​IMG] these are photos of the same partridge silkie..

    next my 2-4 weeker BO's [​IMG] [​IMG] ok now for someof my lavender silkies [​IMG] [​IMG] ok barred chochins [​IMG] [​IMG] thats it for now--please help show me what to look for??
     
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  2. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    No clue on the rest, but I'd guess that the last cochin may be a roo and the first a pullet. Looks like the bottom pic has more red and a larger comb, first looks like a smaller, yellow comb. My pullet is almost 9 weeks and has a barely there, yellow comb.
     
  3. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    thank you---anyone else please help??
     
  4. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    you can't accurately sex silkies until they are nearing 6 months old, or until one crows or lays an egg....

    that being said, the first pic of the brown silkie looks like a male to me. the others I haven't a clue.
     
  5. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    that's what I was afraid of-Do-do being a male the rest--I knew I d have to wait but didn't know if someone saw "something" that made them think otherwise!! thank you
     
  6. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you get clearer pics of the lavender silkies? The first barred chick is a pullet and the other looks like a rooster.
     
  7. sonew123

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    thats what I thought about the barred cochins-the other silkies ill try again and the other BO x RIR mix--
     

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