I'm baaaaaaaack!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MrsEskew, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. MrsEskew

    MrsEskew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey folks! I haven't been here in a while. I have to say I missed it. Last I was here I had started out with 5 chickens...now I'm in the 30s. I have the breeds I have been wanting for a while (Salmon Faverolles), some Easter Eggers, Wyandotes, and now 8 silkie babies. I love them all! So I have to ask...are there any tricks to sexing Silkies? They are much different than all the other babies I've raised. I've been able to tell the sex of all the others...but these boogers have me stumped.
     
  2. Minnowey

    Minnowey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkies usually cant be sexed for 4-5 months.The male's topknot will get "streamers" hanging down from it. The males may also get reddish coloring in their shoulders/wing area.
     
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  3. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    The Roosters will crow and the hens will lay eggs. Thats how I can tell.
     
  4. MrsEskew

    MrsEskew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some of my flock pics.
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    I have a lot more but my goodness we would be here all day. This are just some of my babies. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. MrsEskew

    MrsEskew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks yall... I was afraid of that...not being able to tell till the obvious.
     
  6. MrsEskew

    MrsEskew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay a few more!
     
  7. Minnowey

    Minnowey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What bread is that rooster next to the SLW hen in the third pic from the top?
     
  8. MrsEskew

    MrsEskew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also acquired a couple of bunnies too!
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    Okay I promise I'm done! For now at least! I told yall I missed this site. :)
     
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  9. MrsEskew

    MrsEskew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is a booted bantam/game mix. He is so tiny compared to all the others.
     
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  10. Minnowey

    Minnowey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is breathtaking.
     

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