**HELP!!!** sex my silkie!! added better picture.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by suzi, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. suzi

    suzi Out Of The Brooder

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  2. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
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    Way too son to tell for me. I normally wait months and months! hehe
     
  3. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    It's too soon to say for sure... but I'm guessing pullet because of the narrower looking comb, small petite feet and full looking do on top [​IMG] BUT... ANY of those things could change in the coming months. Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  4. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    It is too soon to tell. Don't hold me to it, but it does have a pullet-ish look to it.
     
  5. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    The absolute sure way to sex a silkie is:

    1) If it lays an egg - it's a pullet!
    2) If it crows - it's a Roo!

    Sorry, but I keep hearing how hard it is to sex them until they are much older.
     
  6. muesky

    muesky Got Peacocks?

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    [​IMG] Ah, that explains why what I thought was my rooster is sitting on eggs and my chickens keep hopping up on my roosters. [​IMG]

    Actually the chick does seem more female then male. Small thin comb.
     
  7. jakmallex

    jakmallex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The feathering looks like all 3 of my 6.5 week old silkie roosters. My females feathered faster and looked like cute fluff balls a lot sooner. My males still don't have much neck feathering (like yours) and they also have the feathers on the top of their head sticking up wildly (like yours). Does he have the little spur bumps on his legs? Neither of my girls do at 6 weeks old. I'll try to take some photos today to show you the difference.
     
  8. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love the Silkie gender guessing game.

    I am confident that this one is a pullet for all the reasons that Guitarists mentioned. In the first picture it looks like she only has 4 toes on one of her feet. Is that just the picture?
     
  9. suzi

    suzi Out Of The Brooder

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    she has 5 toes its the picture
     

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