Need Help Identifying a Silkie's Gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by OneCrazyCowgirl, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. OneCrazyCowgirl

    OneCrazyCowgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok, I have absolutely no idea how to tell a silkie's gender.

    Here is Sandy, she/he is 2 1/2 Months old.
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    She/He also appears to be a non-bearded silkie, is that true?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I would say non bearded, but a guess on gender would be just that. Silkies can be tough to sex.
     
  3. brimjohnson

    brimjohnson Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks non bearded, my guess would be a boy but can't tell with the pics of the comb.
     
  4. I have a SIX month old silkie that is the same size as that! Isn't that crazy!? I don't know what gender mine is either, but good luck!
     
  5. OneCrazyCowgirl

    OneCrazyCowgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow that is crazy!
    What is a big indicator on sex with silkies? I can check and post more pics if needed.
     
  6. It's hard to tell on silkies till later.

    BTW where are you in Texas! I'm in DFW!
     
  7. eggorthechicken

    eggorthechicken The Henabler

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    I have a hatchery black silkie who I assumed was a male lowest on the pecking order because I never heard him crow....then one day he laid an egg :0) now SHE lays almost every day and is sitting on 3. I think sometimes its easier to tell from a breeder stock...the heads are more pronounced which is how I could tell my others and I was correct in those.
     
  8. brimjohnson

    brimjohnson Out Of The Brooder

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    I had a buff silkie I got at 6 weeks old hoping it was a girl. He just started crowing one day lol. But I noticed as he got older his pointed hackle feathers and saddle feathers. He also had a more pronounced comb... even though they have the walnut comb i could tell it was a little big. So thats how I tell now... i pick the silkie chicks with the smallest, flattest combs. Good luck!
     
  9. brimjohnson

    brimjohnson Out Of The Brooder

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    try to post a closer up picture of its comb if you can
     
  10. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    My guess is boy.

    Looks bearded, but in an awkward stage. I bet it will be bearded or partially bearded at least.
     

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