Please help with gender of 2 Silkies & a Sultan.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by verycherry, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. verycherry

    verycherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was told both of these Silkie Bantams were pullets, but the girl also mentioned she wan't used to sexing Silkies so she might be mistaken.

    Now that they've grown, the white one stands more erect than the red, and is more outgoing and "cocky" acting. The comb is wider across the beak also, so I'm thinking maybe cockerel.

    The red one seems like it has a shorter neck, but that may be just how it carries itself. I'm thinking this one may be a pullet like the girl said, but I'm just not sure.

    The last 2 photos are of my Sultan, and I don't even have a clue what sex it is. My 5 year old picked it out as her favorite, so who was going to argue? ( ...and it WAS adorable), but it's the only one I've ever even seen. Anyone have experience with sexing Sultans?


    First, the Silkies...

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    Now, our Sultan...

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    I appreciate your help! Thanks!
     
  2. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    I think the white is a boy based on the streamers starting on the back of his head.

    I'm clueless on the other two, though. I know nothing about sultans and it's hard to tell on the red silkie.
     
  3. verycherry

    verycherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Asher, I know nothing about Sultans either, but after I got it home, I read that they aren't very winter hardy. [​IMG] Don't know what I'm going to do about that yet. Anyone got a huge bird cage? [​IMG]

    If you're right about the white Silkie, then I sure hope the red is a female.
     
  4. verycherry

    verycherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, and I forgot to mention, these are probably about 7 or 8 weeks old.....I think. I lost track, and lost my receipt, but I know I bought them a few weeks after my standard chicks, and those are now 11 weeks.
     
  5. KellyGwen

    KellyGwen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have young silkies too and I'm just waiting to see who's who... As for the sultan all I can do is show you a pic of my hen for comparison... Probably not too much help... But yours does look a lot like my Pani!

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  6. Frogdogtimestwo

    Frogdogtimestwo Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. verycherry

    verycherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I'm so hopeful you guys are right about the Sultan. It's name is Vegas by the way.

    Kelly, great blog!

    That male definately is looking more rooster than mine. My chicks haven't had watermelon yet, but they love cantelope!

    Thanks! I just hope the red Silkie is a girl too.
     
  8. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    Your Sultan is a pullet.
     
  9. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Sultan looks to be a pullet, girls puff will form a "bonnet" (more tightly together)and males will be more spiky and wild hair looking. I think your red might be a pullet and possible that the white may be a male if the skin on his beak keeps forming. [​IMG]
     
  10. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
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    The white silkie is a cockerel, not sure yet on the red. The sultan looks like a pullet.
     

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