Help sex my silkies

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by showjumper_girl2002, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. showjumper_girl2002

    showjumper_girl2002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are my little silkies. they are 3 months old and are my first silkies and i'm having a hard time figuring out if they are hens or not lol
    This is Peanut,
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    I'm having trouble uploading my other photo. I'll keep trying.
     
  2. showjumper_girl2002

    showjumper_girl2002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok here is Gizmo
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    Here is one more of Peanut
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  3. chiqita

    chiqita Overrun With Chickens

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    Silkies are very hard to sex. Do you see any combs or wattles? Thats you biggest clue. If you know your breeder you can see if the chickens are growing to look like the boys or girls of thier line, but that will depend on what the crests look like on thier birds. Both those birds have swept back crests that could be boys, or just smaller crested birds.
     
  4. showjumper_girl2002

    showjumper_girl2002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered them from my pet chicken. They were supposed to be sexed as hens but I know mistakes can happen. I haven't noticed any combs or wattles yet.
     
  5. Jeanette56

    Jeanette56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From the photos you posted I'm going to say you have a real good chance that they are all pullets.

    Jeanette
     
  6. SilkieGuy

    SilkieGuy Out Of The Brooder

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    Agreed, Gizmo looks 99% like my silkies did at that age(all four are hens), Peanut is questionable, I say this only because of the defined tail feathers, but still, I'd say 85% female. All of the silkie roos I've seen had more defining traits by the time they were that size.
     

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