Is this Silkie a boy or a girl??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by silkiesRawesome, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. silkiesRawesome

    silkiesRawesome Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm a first time chicken owner and I've had my silkie chicks for about a month now. They're 7-8 wks old. I know its still kind of early to tell, but just wondering what people's thoughts are about gender??

    Also any tips on socialization?? They want nothing to do with me! [​IMG]

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    These belong to my landlord and we'd love to know breed and gender opinions on them as well (horrible pics, sorry).
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    Thanks!
     
  2. Scubadeaux

    Scubadeaux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your babies are beautiful!! I wish I could help on your question. I am not sure but they may be still too young to tell who is what. But a lot of members her have a lot of great experience with Silkies..pretty new to them myself.

    I have a 5 month old pair, and I really still do not know if they are roo or a hen?? My silkies are a bit skiddish, as are most birds. Spend time with them, just sitting with them and talking to them helps( I actually love it, kinda "someone to listen" lol) And of corse handle them as I know you are!! Treats never hurt..mine love ham, cheese and pasta! It can take some time, but as they grow you will find them more trusting. They are irresistible! [​IMG]

    As for the other pics, the black and white one in the top possible Barred Rock, the others I do not know, but they are really pretty!!


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  3. silkiesRawesome

    silkiesRawesome Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Scuba! [​IMG]

    Aren't they great?!? My first set of chicks and I already adore them! I guess we'll just have to wait and see who starts laying. Would love to see yours if you feel like posting pics!
     
  4. suzettex5

    suzettex5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those cuties look familiar!!! [​IMG]

    ETA- the black and white one looks like a barred rock, the one next to it looks like a black sex-link and the last one looks like a cross of maybe an easter egger and polish. Not sure on that last one though.
     
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  5. silkiesRawesome

    silkiesRawesome Out Of The Brooder

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    YOU FOUND ME!!! [​IMG]

    hi suzette! so how do i see pic of YOUR birdies??
     
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  6. suzettex5

    suzettex5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I did!! YAY!! I edited my last post, but I forgot to add that they look like hens to me (the land lords birds)

    I need to do more reaserch on silkies myself, I think all mine are girls- but as a fellow BYC'er has in their signature line- "Until it crows, one never knows"!! I am paraphrasing that, so if I got it wrong, my apologies to the author. [​IMG]
     
  7. suzettex5

    suzettex5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont have pics up of my girls yet. I usually only post pics when I have an issue or question so I dont use up all the picture storage space. I really need to take some recent pics, all my chickens are getting sooo big!

    What are your girls' names again?
     
  8. silkiesRawesome

    silkiesRawesome Out Of The Brooder

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    P.S. I think its hilarious that you recognized my chicks!
     
  9. Scubadeaux

    Scubadeaux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Or see who starts crowing!! [​IMG]

    This website is a goldmine of information. I never would have attempted to hatch my own eggs until...I found this place!! And somehow my chickens went from 8 to [​IMG] 40...and still counting!! [​IMG] Tons of information, and great members...read all you can, the good stuff and the bad. I am hooked, have 6 Showgirl eggs in my homemade incubator ( again thank you BYC members!), and hoping for another good hatch! [​IMG]

    [​IMG] This is my most recent hatch, from my own flock, a bunch of mixes and mutts but we love em all [​IMG]
     
  10. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

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    Im just guessing. But for the black one, im assuming all 4 pics are of the same bird, is male. White one female, not sure on 6th pic, and the last maybe male. [​IMG] just guessing lol and going by what some people use to try and guess gender, males have the top feathers slanted back and females with a pom-pom poofy feathered head. But idk if it really works, just have to wait and see. [​IMG] I have 2 silkies at almost 3 months and I still have no idea what they are lol.
     

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