Help sex my silkies?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by marlene, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. marlene

    marlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are my 3 silkies, they are 7 weeks old. I know is hard to sex them but can anyone hazard a guess? Also what do you silkie experts think of the quality?
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  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    2 looks like a cockerel with that comb. Not sure on the other two.
     
  3. foxypoproxy

    foxypoproxy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree
     
  4. Christie Loves Silkies

    Christie Loves Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. marlene

    marlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #2 does have a wider comb than the others and is a larger chick than the other 2, even though lately 1 other chick is nearly catching up with it but 1 of the chicks is noticably smaller than the others.
     
  7. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    1 hen but beware of roo with the comb
    2 roo that is a wide comb
    3 hen comb looks smaller

    they say roos are bigger than the hens in the first weeks but its not a sure way of sexing them
     

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