???How do u know???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Justino, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    how can u tell if a silkie is a girl or a boy? i there a way?
     
  2. M.J

    M.J Chillin' With My Peeps

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    by their comb and if you know what to look for in their vent or if you wait to see if one crows:)
     
  3. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you run your finger over their comb if you feel a small bump it's a boy if it feels flat it's a girl. I was told this by a silkie breeder. So far it has worked on all the ones I have so far. They need to be a month or so older to do this though. Plus the roos will start to get streamers on the top of their head.
     
  4. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    well mine wont hold still so i guess i just will have to wait [​IMG]
     
  5. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

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    Circular crest means girl and oval crest means boy [​IMG]
     
  6. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    Quote:this may sound stupid but.....wats a crest?
     
  7. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

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    Its the fro on the top of the head [​IMG]

    Its not a stupid question. I asked that same question when I first got into silkies
     
  8. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    Quote:so if its oval its a boy? wats the diffrence of oval and circular? got any pics?
     
  9. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

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    I wish I had pics but all I had was boys. now I am down to 1 boy.

    The difference is the circular fro means it will have a small comb. the boys have the oval shaped which means it will have a big comb.
     
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  10. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmmm good to know
     

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