Partridge Silkie gender help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ridinglizzard, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. ridinglizzard

    ridinglizzard Out Of The Brooder

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    These two silkies are about 12 weeks old. Can you tell me what gender they are?

    Silkie #1

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    Silkie #2
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    Thanks!
     
  2. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    They look like pullets I may be wrong
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm leaning towards them being pullets. However, Silkies are notoriously difficult to sex, and I could be wrong.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm also thinking pullets on both of them.
     
  5. PoultryQueen101

    PoultryQueen101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think number 1 is a pullet and 2 is a roo, though I could be wrong, but im pretty sure. If anything, they could both be pullets. If stringy feathers start to pop out here and there on the crest, boys.
    To me, silkies are easy to sex on the day of birth and this age and on. But inbetween day 2 and now, it could go either way. For males, I look for a slanted crest, females I look for a rounded crest. I think polish sexing has made me think im good at silkies too xD
     

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