Gender guesses on silkie chicks??

amandac

In the Brooder
9 Years
Apr 7, 2010
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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!
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bantyshanty

Oval Office Courier
10 Years
Oct 6, 2009
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S.W Pennsylvania
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.
 

amandac

In the Brooder
9 Years
Apr 7, 2010
15
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Well, I was hopin for a least a couple of girls.
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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.
 

Tiramisu

Got Mutts
12 Years
May 3, 2008
2,341
5
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Milan PA
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
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littlestars17

Songster
9 Years
Apr 9, 2010
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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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