How do you sex silkies?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by houndit, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

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    I have my first Silkies. I wondered how you are supposed to tell their sex. I have never had Silkies. Does the comb signify anything like in other breeds? Their feathers look the same. In most breeds the roosters have pointed Hackle feathers. The Silkies do not seem to. I can see some combs are larger and some are smaller.
    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    Can you post pics and you will get more hits? We LOVE Pics!!! [​IMG]

    The males top knot will have a somewhat combed back look to it with thin shooters(feathers), and the girlys will have this pompom looking pouf for their top knot. Some guys have the pouf but still will have the shooters going back. Males larger combs than females, a little fluctuation in the saddle feathers as in slightly darker or some shiny ones.


    ETA: And sometimes you just have to wait for an egg or a crow....
     
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  3. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

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    Thanks! I can not post pictures. My camera is not working. Thank you for the tips!
     
  4. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    Idaho
    My Roos are also a bit more aggressive. Not that they are mean. In fact they are usually the champion protector and peacemaker of the coop.

    They do seem to watch and strut more and once in awhile take the fighting stance. My girls are more quiet and calm. Prefer to just get along.
     

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