Help sexing my silkies

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ilovemysilkies, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. ilovemysilkies

    ilovemysilkies Out Of The Brooder

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    Please help me
    Ive got 2 silkies 1 partridge i believe is a roo and the buff im not sure about, help needed!!![​IMG]

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  2. ChickenExtreme

    ChickenExtreme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm saying roos all the way
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    could you get side shots of the heads and bodies? the partrigde is a roo, not sure on the buff
     
  4. mustangsaguaro

    mustangsaguaro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd have to say you've got all males there. Way to pronounced of a comb on all of them to be females.
     
  5. silkiemelon

    silkiemelon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both roos. I see streamers on both, not to mention their wide combs.
     
  6. ilovemysilkies

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  7. ilovemysilkies

    ilovemysilkies Out Of The Brooder

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    What are streamers? are they the longer feathers on the head ? How can you tell exactly?
     
  8. silkiemelon

    silkiemelon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they are the feathers poking out from the back of the crest. Only boys get them. You can see them especially clearly in the first 2 pics of your roo. They become pretty obvious by 6 months.
    They usually develop by 4-6 months of age. Well, on mine at least they do. I know some silkies can get them sooner than that.
     
  9. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both look like boys to me especially due to the large combs. What age are they?
     
  10. ilovemysilkies

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    They both are about 6 months old.
     

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