Help sexing silkies

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Mama fluff, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. Mama fluff

    Mama fluff Chirping

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    7BF2D414-A30C-4215-9422-C7705411FB4B.jpeg 3D30AD54-F6BA-4C9D-9A9A-9B45B06A4977.jpeg 547CA88D-DB89-4BA7-AE23-EE6394777012.jpeg 4131554A-A8A9-44C9-9082-10D4B1DAF68E.jpeg I have 14 eight week old silkies most of them I can tell the sex a few I’m not sure of ! I’m hoping these two are girls can anyone tell if these are pullets or is it still too early to tell ? Thanks
     
  2. Duck_life

    Duck_life Duck Addict

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    Grey looking one is pullet, buff is possible cockerel.
     
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  3. Mama fluff

    Mama fluff Chirping

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    Thanks that’s what I thought to ! The buff is on the bigger side also but I keep hoping maybe girl .
     
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  4. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    The buff one isn't a Silkie. It has normal feathering.

    Both are female.
     
  5. Duck_life

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    I'm not doubting you but.. how isn't it a silkie?
     
  6. Wolfefarmyard

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    It does not have silkie feathers, it has smooth feathers. It may be a silkie mix, but it’s not a silkie.
     
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  7. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    It lacks the defining characteristic of the breed: the silkie feathering.

    It may be a Satin, but it is not a Silkie.
     
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  8. Duck_life

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    Alright I see what you mean.
     
  9. Mama fluff

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    It is a smooth satin feather silkie
     
  10. silkiekeeper

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    It is a Satin not a Silkie. A Satin is part Cochin and part Silkie. I’m guessing the gray one is a pullet. Not sure about the satin.
     
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