Gender guesses for these blue silkies?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CALI CHICK, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. CALI CHICK

    CALI CHICK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, I would love to hear some feedback on what gender you think these 4 silkies are. I have an idea based on their appearance as well as their behavior. I won't mention their names either as that might bias your vote too! [​IMG] I'm just curious what others think. They are either 7 weeks or 8 weeks old so they are still filling out.

    #1 Side View....2 months old
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    #2 Face View.....2 months old
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    #3 About 7 weeks old
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    #4 Also 7 weeks old
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    I've got my suspicions about them, but would appreciate any feedback or opinions (to hopefully verify my suspicions since I already sold the two that I think are roos) [​IMG]
     
  2. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do not sell silkies until they lay or crow. I had 4 with the biggest, roundest crests, no combs that you could imagine...they all started crowing at about 16 weeks!!! I couldn't believe it. I don't trust a silkie to be what I think until they are much older!!!
     
  3. CALI CHICK

    CALI CHICK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, that's good advice. Another reason I sold the two (#3 and #4) was because I didn't like their toe spacing. So, I wouldn't have wanted them for show OR in my breeding program. My other 4 silkies all started crowing about 16 weeks of age also..........ALL at once! [​IMG] My new silkies (in the photos) behave SO different! They are SO sweet, submissive and docile unlike the roosters so I am REALLY hoping the first 2 are girls. Oops, I'm giving away my guesses!
     
  4. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My absolute sweetest and most loving silkies was a group of 4 that from the beginning I thought were all pullets. Beautiful, round crests...wonderful, docile temperments :) I loved them to death...they were amazingly sweet. Then, one by one, they all started crowing. Lovely, poofy crests, no combs and all :( They still walk up to me for a petting :) But, all roos :(
     
  5. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say the last two are roos.
     
  6. Peeps4me

    Peeps4me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would agree that #3 and #4 are roos. They resemble one of my white Silkies that started crowing last week at the tender age of 7 weeks.
     
  7. CALI CHICK

    CALI CHICK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]WOW at 7 weeks! I had a Cornish Cross started that early, but my other silkie roos were all about 16 weeks old. Maybe I sold Shadow (#3) and Hazy-Daze (#4) just in time!

    I think it's hard to distinguish between roosters and pullets when they are all roosters. But if you have a mixed group [​IMG] like I'm hoping I do, I think there is statistically a good chance that the ones that look more like roosters are roosters and the ones that look like pullets are pullets. Considering these 4 "look" and "act" different from each other, I am totally feeling like 1 and 2 are pullets. They were from the same breeding pen and hatched together. Unfortunately I could be wrong and have 4 roosters.... [​IMG] ....but I don't think so. I would really like to show #1 whose real name is Misty-Blue. #2 is BB, because she hatched last as a tiny ball of grey fluff.
     

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