help me sex my young silkie!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by wickstopher, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. wickstopher

    wickstopher Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, there! I recently acquired what I was told by the breeder to be a female silkie pullet, about 3 months old. I'm VERY new to this whole thing, but I've got my doubts as to the sex of this bird. As I'm not allowed to keep roosters in the city, I need to know ASAP whether or not this bird is a male or a female, and this forum has always been incredibly helpful. Thanks for any help!

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  2. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC! I hope you get some other imput besides me, but silkies are often extremely hard to sex at at this early age. Your beautiful "girl" seems to be a cross which may make it easier. Hope you find out soon before you get too attached! [​IMG]
     
  3. wickstopher

    wickstopher Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah - I just got done looking at the Silkie FAQ posted on here and saw that they are extremely hard to sex at this age. Sorry if I've put forth an impossible task!
     
  4. FarmCoe

    FarmCoe Flock Mistress

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    Are you sure that's a silkie? Looks more like a Polish to me.

    I hate to say this, but, it looks like a boy [​IMG]
     
  5. chickenpredatorkiller

    chickenpredatorkiller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would guess boy.... but its a guess. Hey whats that white stuff?
     
  6. Tartannik

    Tartannik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would guess a boy too and that it isn't a silkie??? Sorry but i have silkies and that looks like maybe a cross??
     
  7. wickstopher

    wickstopher Out Of The Brooder

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    The white stuff is my free choice oyster shell for my older birds. Like I said, I'm new to this...I was TOLD it was a silkie, and I was TOLD that it was a girl...[​IMG]
     
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  8. Brandon97

    Brandon97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    roo and a silkie cross, defo not a pure bred silkie, and yea, whats that white stuff???
     
  9. Honeysucklefeathers

    Honeysucklefeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, roo and silkie cross. Mine get oyster shell too.
     
  10. wickstopher

    wickstopher Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone have any solid reasoning behind their diagnosis of malehood? Also, could the fact that it's a male be why my dominant hen (a 7-month old Red Star) is rather aggressive towards him?
     
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