Please help identify the sex of my Silkies

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by drdance, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. Blue Beard is a cock

    66.7%
  2. Blue Beard is a pullet

    33.3%
  3. Red/Patridge Beard is a cook

    66.7%
  4. Red/Partridge Beard is a pullet

    33.3%
  5. Patridge Beardless is a cook

    33.3%
  6. Patridge Beardless is a pullet

    66.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. drdance

    drdance In the Brooder

    5
    1
    40
    May 13, 2013
    Colorado
    Ok, I've read all the good stuff about how hard it is to sex a silkie.
    I know I have to wait until they crow or lay an egg.
    That said, some have written that the head feathers can help, the shape, etc.

    Here are pictures of the silkies, hard to get them to stop running around and poss for a photo. There are 3 of them and they are 3 months old.
    Blue one with beard
    Partridge/dark brown with beard
    Partridge/bright red without beard
    ignore the other chickens that wanted to be in the photos.
    Thank you for your guesses and any reasons you think you are guessing correctly.
    I won't tell you my guess to not influence your selection.


    20170614_114530.jpg 20170614_114724.jpg 20170614_213013.jpg 20170615_150738.jpg 20170615_150748.jpg 20170615_150758.jpg 20170615_150805.jpg

    20170614_114530.jpg

    20170614_114724.jpg
    20170615_150738.jpg 20170615_150748.jpg 20170615_150758.jpg 20170615_150805.jpg
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Got my Puppy

    33,379
    44,673
    1,182
    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Unfortunately you are going to have to wait a bit longer, nothing seems rooster, but I'd wait longer.
     
  3. drdance

    drdance In the Brooder

    5
    1
    40
    May 13, 2013
    Colorado
    The blue one disappeared so we will never know but think a pullet.
    The Red partridge was a cock
    The bearded partridge was a pullet
     
    Anabariful likes this.
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Got my Puppy

    33,379
    44,673
    1,182
    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Thanks for the update, that's too bad you lost one.
     
    Anabariful likes this.
  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Got my Puppy

    33,379
    44,673
    1,182
    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Thanks for the update, that's too bad you lost one.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: