Genders

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chickengirl47, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seventeen white silkie chicks and, I was wondering if you could tell me what genders they are at only three weeks old. Eight of them have large combs, and nine of them have no combs at all.

    Thank you!
     
  2. erinszoo

    erinszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Typically male silkies have prominent combs and wattles while the females are almost non-existent.
     
  3. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, the eight with large combs are probably males?
     
  4. Panth

    Panth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkies tend to be rather hard to sex...I would wait a while longer and then post pics for us.
     
  5. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay. It's SO fun watching them run around in the grass! They are so loud!
     
  6. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I wish I could sex silkies at 3 weeks old!

    If they are showing any comb development at all at this age, most likely male. The ones showing none could go either way!
     
  7. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope I have mostly females! (But I need to have a few males!)
     
  8. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    do you have any group pics? the cockerels maybe slightly larger than the pullets right now
     
  9. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll take pictures tomorrow
     
  10. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of them has a large comb and is the smallest of the group. They were hatched September 17.
     

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