How to Sex Silkies

Nicole_Hutchison

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I have updated pictures I am sending of my 8 week old silkies and 2 Cochins that I feel have grown a lot in just 3 weeks! I will also “guess” the sex of each one to see what I have learned! There are 2 pictures of each Pullet/cockerel - one picture of the comb and one full body pic!
 

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Nicole_Hutchison

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I have updated pictures I am sending of my 8 week old silkies and 2 Cochins that I feel have grown a lot in just 3 weeks! I will also “guess” the sex of each one to see what I have learned! There are 2 pictures of each Pullet/cockerel - one picture of the comb and one full body pic!
Here is my guess for each - how close am I?!

1/2: white silkie - female
3/4: splash silkie (?) - female
5/6: white silkie - aware of neck issues. Unsure on sex?
7/8: splash silkie (?) - male
9/10: blue silkie (?) - male
11/12: red Cochin - female
13/14: red Cochin - male
15/16: white silkie. Male, single red comb
 

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OK here goes with the caveat that it is way too early still! Here are my impressions anyway.
First one in the white silkie is a female second one Splash, though looks more like a light Partridge to me, has some barring on the wing feathers. Female.
third one white silkie, undecided
fourth one Splash silkie, male.
Fifth one, silver partridge (not blue), female
I think both cochins are female. Maybe too early to tell but my red cochin pullet had more comb than this at eight weeks.
Last one, the white silkie. male.
😊
 

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Pippin's easy guide to silkie sexing

Pippin's easy guide to silkie sexing

Hello there! When I hatched my own silkies, I studied and studied about how to sex them. I read that it was almost impossible to sex them, and that you had to wait for a crow or an egg. Raising and watching them helped me pick out certain traits that only belong to roosters or hens. These...

For the single combed ones, you can sex in a few weeks. But you'll have to wait for the other ones
 

Nicole_Hutchison

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Pippin's easy guide to silkie sexing

Pippin's easy guide to silkie sexing

Hello there! When I hatched my own silkies, I studied and studied about how to sex them. I read that it was almost impossible to sex them, and that you had to wait for a crow or an egg. Raising and watching them helped me pick out certain traits that only belong to roosters or hens. These...

For the single combed ones, you can sex in a few weeks. But you'll have to wait for the other ones
I used your guide to help me figure out my male/female “guesses”.
 

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