Gender guesses on silkie chicks??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by amandac, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. amandac

    amandac Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi. I am new to chickens, and got these silkie chicks from someone who decided they didn't want their Easter chicks anymore. I am clueless. Any guesses on which are boys and which are girls? I appreciate ANY guesses, comments, insight, etc. Thanks! [​IMG]

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  2. bantyshanty

    bantyshanty Oval Office Courier

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    It looks like you have 4 boys there! The developed combs on two are a giveaway, and the other two have back-slanting crest fluff. Hope you're okay with someone having given you boys. They must have known.
     
  3. amandac

    amandac Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I was hopin for a least a couple of girls. [​IMG] But, my philosophy is the more the merrier! Guess i'll have to locate some fo sure girls to keep them company!
    Any advice on how to be sure'er bout what i'm getting? I am reading ALOT on here that even ordering from a hatchery and specifying girls doesn't mean much. Oh well.
     
  4. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

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    Silkies are very hard to sex and many people will just tell you to wait and see who lays an egg and who crows to tell.
    I have 2 silkies and 1 mutt silkie, im sure the mutt is a roo but I am still clueless on the silkies and they are about 2/3 months old [​IMG]
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Girl, boy, boy, unk.
     
  6. amandac

    amandac Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the help!
     
  7. littlestars17

    littlestars17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont know...I agree #1 is a girl, two is a boy three could be, crest looks very full...How old are they?? Some of my girls have little comb too..4 needs a better face shot
     

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