Help with sexing my 11 week old silkie please?! Pictures!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chiabot, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. Chiabot

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    Hello everyone, we have recently bought three beautiful silkies from a local hatchery. They are all 11 weeks old and already have big personalities shining through! My sisters and I all have our own each and I was wondering if anyone could share their expertise on sexing my silkie baby, Beau? The woman from the hatchery reckoned she was a female by looking at her wings. Is this a very acurate way of sexing silkies? I can't keep her if she ends up being a boy. Also, by looking at her colours is she a splash silkie or of another variety? I haven't yet seen another silkie who looks like her before! Anyway, I'm keeping my fingers crossed she is not a he! Thankyou.

    As you can see it was hard to get good photos of her, she/he is so excitable and won't stop fidgeting, running, digging and playing around! I hope these are good enough.

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    Last edited: Aug 28, 2010
  2. Chiabot

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    Anyone? [​IMG]
     
  3. The Lisser

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    Sorry I am new to silkies too (mine are in the 'bator). I hope a silkie expert will get back to you about it. S/he is a very interesting color! Maybe a calico??

    Melissa
     
  4. Chiabot

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    Thanks Melissa, good luck with your silkies!
     
  5. nhnanna

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    It looks like it might be a Partridge Silkie.
    As far as the sex, it's way to early to tell.
    I have one the same color that is ten months old and hasn't laid an egg or crowed yet.
    Hopefully someone who raises them will help you out better.
    Good luck.
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  6. Chiabot

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    Thanks nhnanna [​IMG] I would love to see a picture of your ten month old silkie of the same colour. It would be really interesting to see what Beau may look like fully grown!
     
  7. Chiabot

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    Any silkie owners, breeders or experts out there that have an idea of what sex my silkie may be? Thankyou.
     
  8. perolane

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    The coloring is partridge...sexing silkies is extremely hard to do until they're mature...usually around 8 months or so old. The old saying "if it crows, it's a rooster...if it lays an egg, it's a hen" exactly describes it! [​IMG]
     
  9. Bat Cave Silkies

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    If I had to guess on the sex~~I'd have to say roo....sorry
    Look at the way it's crest sweeps back, that's usually a good indicator; also, its comb seems to be widening.
     
  10. Top photo looks like a cockerel...getting a large comb.

    The others...can't tell from the photo. Probably a bit too young still
     

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