*I Know silkies are hard to sex but......*

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Tripp16, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    I have a few of my 3 week old silkies that have larger combs like wider. Still to early to tell?
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    This should clarify things:

    I once read a silkie breeder say that at shows she has seen the judge and the breeder arguing over the sex of a silkie that was MUCH older than 3 weeks old. More like months old. [​IMG]

    So until they lay or crow you never know.

    However, sometimes a pullet or cockerel will appear so "like a pullet or a cockerel" that it is usually true.

    Pics???? [​IMG]

    We love to guess!! BYC'ers LOVE to guess the gender!!!!!!!!!!!!


    With silkies I don't hardly even look at the combs when they are young. I look for streamers, stance, expression, and roo attitude. Even then I am fooled sometimes. And then there are those that I won't even guess on because I cannot tell. [​IMG]
     
  3. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Quote:Just curious, what do you mean by expression?
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:Just curious, what do you mean by expression?

    When they look at you like they are large and in charge. But they are a few inches high. [​IMG]
     
  5. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Quote:Just curious, what do you mean by expression?

    When they look at you like they are large and in charge. But they are a few inches high. [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Oh, I know exatly what you mean! [​IMG]
     
  6. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    I'll post pics in the morning. Rhys hat everyone keeps saying. I'll wait it put and enjoy em while theyre chicks!
     

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