Sex my silkies please AKA which pronoun? :D

Mother of Chicks

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I would appreciate any thoughts you have on the gender of my 6 babies (13 weeks old). I know they are hard to sex and the usual you can only be sure with an egg or a crow etc but I am looking for indicators. Thanks very much in advance for your help

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Chick 1 (I think obvious boy) Non-bearded silkie
Chick 1 Miso..jpg
Chick1 Miso.jpg


Chick 2 (confused - swept back element on back of crest but not exactly streamers like chick 1) bearded silkie
Chick 2 Udon..jpg

Chick 2 Udon.jpg


Chick 3 (non-bearded) tiny wattles - no protrusion on crown

Chick 3 Teri.jpg

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Chick 3 Teriyake.jpg

Chicks 4&5 (they are pretty much the same but one is slightly bigger flat v shaped crowns, no streamers) bearded silkies


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Chick 6 (the pain in the butt who won't keep still so I don't have good pics - gah!) Seems pullet to me though. The smallest of them all. bearded silkie

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Mother of Chicks

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My personal thoughts are that #1 and #2 are male.
The rest appear very pullet-like.
I was thinking the same #1 for sure is male. Good job I can manage that ratio... I just bought 4 more POL ladies so I will have 2 happy boys if so XD. I keep going back and forth on #2 as s/he has a very pom pom like crest too - damn that silkie sexing malarky :lau
 

MadamPoofyBrow

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#1 is almost definitely a cockerel. #2 and #3 could go either way, I've had some that look like both of them end up surprising me in the end:rolleyes: The others look like pullets!
Beautiful birds!
 

Mother of Chicks

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Apr 16, 2020
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Nottingham, UK
#1 is almost definitely a cockerel. #2 and #3 could go either way, I've had some that look like both of them end up surprising me in the end:rolleyes: The others look like pullets!
Beautiful birds!
Thank you. #3 was the one when hatched I was certain was a roo - and then now looks more pullet. Time will tell on that one. I'll be lucky if I got a 50/50 gendered hatch though so can't complain :)
 

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