*Need Help With Some Silkies...*

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Robo, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    I have a few silkies and can't tell male from female. Here they are...

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    Thanks in advance!!!
     
  2. jason_mazzy

    jason_mazzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so cute
     
  3. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    Quote:Thanks, they are the cutest thing you've ever seen after you've been looking at Cornish X's for an hour.[​IMG]
     
  4. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    I heard the ones with the rounder combs might be hens, is this true?
     
  5. kingdr85

    kingdr85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #2, #4 & #6 look like males to me but it is hard to tell at this age. You should see it more once they feather out more.
     
  6. AshleyGray

    AshleyGray Out Of The Brooder

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    Hard to tell, but looks like you have a few roos. The way i tell on my silkies is that if the comb is raised and squishy feeling, prob a roo. If the comb is firmer and flat more than likely a hen. The older they get the easier it will be to tell the difference.
     
  7. Squishy

    Squishy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2011
    Florida
    I was able to tell male from female on mine when they were little chicks.. after a lot of time studying them.
    It is kinda hard to tell on yours because of the angle of the photos... looking down on their heads from a higher angle is easier. #1 is a Roo.. on the others.. the roos will seem to have a more typical fat triangle shape to the comb from above.. while the pullets will have a skinnier triangle comb from above.
     
  8. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    I'll post better pics soon.[​IMG]
     

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