Looking for help on color and gender of our silkies :)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ttrjpbcz, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. ttrjpbcz

    ttrjpbcz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 12 total, 8 are white and a few are mulitcolored.
    They are almost 12 weeks, I don't have a clue how to tell the males from the females and would love help with that also. Though I am sure that would be hard from pictures.
    Thanks for any information you might have for me!!

    Tonia

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    Above are same bird in different light/position

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    This one seems bigger, and quite red.

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    Thanks again for any ideas!
    Tonia
     
  2. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    First one maybe a blue partridge? And a boy, judging by the wattles.

    Second a regular partridge, looks like it has a single comb? I would guess boy if thats what I am seeing.

    Third is white and also looks to have the start of streamers off the head so I would say boy but its hard to tell with that picture.
     
  3. ttrjpbcz

    ttrjpbcz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great info, thank you! I will try to get some better pictures and hopefully someone will be able to see them a bit closer [​IMG]
     
  4. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #1 Gray Calico, nonstandard color Rooster
    #2 Partridge Rooster
    #3 Can't tell from that shot. I would like to see a shot of it facing the camera.
     
  5. ttrjpbcz

    ttrjpbcz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great, thank you! I will get more pictures when the sun comes up!
    Though I am very sad to hear that both the first two are male......I just love them both dearly, but I have a feeling many of mine are roosters if those two are.

    I don't know about when the fighting begins etc...I have just been told that we would eventually only be able to hold onto one roo due to fighting issues??

    They play fight a bit now, but not serious yet.

    Thanks again! Pics to follow!
     
  6. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 roosters in the same pen with 23 hens and there is almost no fighting. I think as long as you have plenty of hens it is not so much of an issue, especially if the roosters grow up together. I really run into problems when I introduce a new adult male.
     
  7. ttrjpbcz

    ttrjpbcz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    REALLY?? Oh that is awesome news! Ok, off to take more detailed pictures to see if you all can help! Thanks again so very much!!!
    Tonia
     

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