Sex my silkies!!!! Pic heavy...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by shuizar209, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. shuizar209

    shuizar209 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    UPDATE: Splash silkie is a hen. She laid her first egg a few days ago. Black maybe roo? I think he mated with her? He mounted her by grabbing on her neck feathers with his beak. So I think he is a roo.


    So I have 2 two month old silkies that im kinda sure what they are but need reassurrance. The gray and white (splash?) is a roo and the black is a pullet. What do you think? Also when will they get all there fluff?

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  2. KCchickens

    KCchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say the black looks more like a boy. And I'm a little unsure about the splash.

    Silkies are really hard to sex.
     
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  3. Buugette

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    I would say both are roos... but Silkies are really hard to tell till one crows or lays and egg.
     
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  4. shuizar209

    shuizar209 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    UGH now Im unsure of their age. They have a lot of fluff to only be 2 months old. Any one know of an age?
     
  5. KCchickens

    KCchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 2 1/2 month old and it's looking like a pullet and has feathered out really nice. Maybe their around 3 or 4 months old?
     
  6. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both look rooish. The black definitely is a rooster. The splash might actually be a pullet.
     
  7. Paaz1120

    Paaz1120 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Splash is a Def. Roo. you can tell by the streamers on the head. the black one almost looks like a hen to me. I'm pretty sure its a hen. But they can be be hard but I am pretty Possitive.
    Nice birds though!
     
  8. flowerchicks

    flowerchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First, I agree with KCchickens, I think they are closer to 3-4 months old. The splash is a roo. The black one is hard to tell. there are only 2 up close picks and they are both blurry, but if they are the same age, I am leaning towards pullet for the black one. Though, it doesnt have a typical silkie tail, maybe mixed breed? The splash has very pretty markings though [​IMG] Also, they are non-bearded silkies, so they wont get the big poof on their heads (but they will be able to see, which bearded silkies have a hard time doing [​IMG]), but they will keep getting fluffier.
    My nonbearded black girl and her bearded blue boyfriend at around 8 weeks old (not sure about him, as I had just gotten him at a chickenstock. I think he is a week or so older than her). Notice all the feathers still coming in at 8 weeks old.
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  9. chicken wild

    chicken wild Chillin' With My Peeps

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    both roo
     

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