Nearly 3 Months Old, Can You Sex Please?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by marlene, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. marlene

    marlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THIS IS MY SILKIE, (YEAH I KNOW VERY HARD TO SEX THATS WHY I'M HOPING SOME OF YOU WILL HELP ME) IT'S NEARLY 3 MONTHS OLD SO ANY IDEAS??
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    THIS ONE WAS 1 OF 3 THAT I HATCHED, THIS ONE WAS THE SMALLEST OF THE 3 AND HAD THE SMALLEST COMB, MY FRIEND TOOK THE OTHER 2 SO DON'T HAVE THEM TO COMPARE TO ANYMORE.
    TIA
     
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I would say at 3 months old, that is definitely a roo..
     
  3. marlene

    marlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you see that say's roo? i have no idea so trying to learn from this.
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Okay, so the slicked back crest of him is a boy feature. The wattles are quite large for that age. His chest is broad and he stands tall.

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    I just mostly compare to my girls and boy.

    This could also be a poor quality pullet.. Most girls will have so much of a crest they can't see very well.

    ETA: They will also be much lower to the ground. The boys will have streamers coming out of their crest. You can see it on my roo.
     
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  5. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your baby is a boy! Super cute![​IMG]
     
  6. marlene

    marlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you aoxa for sharing the lovely pictures and your knowledge with me. I was really hoping for a pullet, the 2 my friend too were much bigger and had larger combs and wattles so was kind of hoping this one being different meant i had a pullet.
    I have 2 other silkies that are a week behind this one and they look the same except for they don't have the wattles, lets hope i get atleast 1 pullet [​IMG]
     
  7. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    at 3 months it should have hackle feathers take a piace of colored cloth (i would try and use black) and place a few hackles on it. if they are rounded then hen if any of them at all are pointed then you have a roo.

    looking at it they look to be pointed but its hard to tell. my guess would be roo
     
  8. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Silkies are next to impossible to use this method on. All their feathers are fluff. [​IMG] I find the streamers are the most reliable indicator.
     
  9. marlene

    marlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Silkies are next to impossible to use this method on. All their feathers are fluff. [​IMG] I find the streamers are the most reliable indicator.

    All i see is fluff, what age do the the streamers start appearing?
     
  10. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    It's a cockerel.
     

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