New to silkies

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by FFA LO Mom, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. FFA LO Mom

    FFA LO Mom Hatching

    Dec 17, 2016
    Hello everyone. I have read through several posts and now I will ask my own questions. My daughter is in her first year of FFA and decided she wanted to show Silkies. So today we bought a young pair but I am still curious about the "female." I don't know what color she would be called and I am hoping that she is in deed a female. The white one I have no doubt is a male even though he is younger. What do you all think? I will add more pics in the comments [​IMG]
  2. FFA LO Mom

    FFA LO Mom Hatching

    Dec 17, 2016



  3. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Thanks for sharing photos of your daughter's silkie but I cannot tell if it's a male or female. I've read many times you can't tell with silkies until they are several months older (or wait until they either crow or lay an egg).

    Good luck to your DD with her FAA project and thank you for joining us!
  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under FFA LO Mom [​IMG] Welcome!

    Your Silkies are adorable and I wish your daughter the best of luck with showing. While I have owned a couple of pet quality Silkies in the past, I do not really have a lot of experience with them.

    There is a Silkie Thread which is very active. If you post your question and images on that thread you should receive some answers:

    I hope you enjoy BYC. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC. Maybe if you search for silkie threads, you can post your pic on one of those.

    Best wishes
  6. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you. That appears to be a female in or very near point of lay. Her color appears to be mixed; te closest pure color to her would be Partridge. She's definitely not any kind of proper show quality, but she's not bad and for FFA she should suffice just fine.
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2016
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    agree with Queen Misha
  8. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! I am so glad you joined us, and I am sure you will enjoy it here! Please make yourself at home! :frow
  9. RodNTN

    RodNTN Hatchaolic Premium Member

    May 22, 2013
    Serving Jesus
    My Coop

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