Help needed Silkie Sexing!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lucy1471, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. lucy1471

    lucy1471 Just Hatched

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    never posted before so hi!
    Basically wondering if anyone can help me sex my silkies? The ones I know that are hens, look the same that I think are cockrells. Help needed!!!
     
  2. TattooedChicks

    TattooedChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sure if you post pictures (if the birds are old enough to id) one of the many experienced silkie people could tell you!
     
  3. lucy1471

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    Don't know if that worked lol
     
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  5. lucy1471

    lucy1471 Just Hatched

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    I think I've uploaded a few just now :) thanks
     
  6. TattooedChicks

    TattooedChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty bird! I know the general rule of thumb is streamers coming off the head and tail for cockerels, but I don't know this breed super well, just from what I've read here. :)

    You might want to include standing profile pictures too.
     
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  7. lucy1471

    lucy1471 Just Hatched

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    Yes it's complicated. I read online to watch their behaviour.. doesn't help much . Also the streamers I read also however I have a hen which I know 100% is a hen due to the eggs (obviously, lol) and she has them too. Hard.
     
  8. TattooedChicks

    TattooedChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're not complicated, they're "mysterious"... LOL! Good luck though!
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    What we really need is 1) age 2) pictures of birds alone 3) face front with crest pulled back to expose full extent of comb, 4) natural stance in side profile.
     
  10. lucy1471

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    thanks, I'm going to work on getting those pictures today and I'll upload when I can! Thanks
     

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