Sex my silkies!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by foofarm, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. foofarm

    foofarm In the Brooder

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    Silkie 1: loves me, loves cuddles, doesn't have a developed comb, attacks my pug, has blue ears


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    Silkie 2: somewhat hates me except at night, maroon walnut comb coming in nicely, blue ears undeveloped right now

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  2. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted

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    I think they are both hens.
     
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Very early to attempt to sex silkies. At this brief moment in time, they appear to be pullets. But that is NOT written in stone. It's best to try and sex them at 4-5 mos.
     
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  4. foofarm

    foofarm In the Brooder

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    Does it somewhat look like silkie 1 has streamers?
     
  5. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Crowing

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    I'll be in the barn!
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  6. BuckeyeFoodie

    BuckeyeFoodie Chirping

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    Going to be honest, with Silkies until they either start crowing or laying eggs you may as well flip a coin!
    (and even then it's questionable, because I had a silkie roo who would brood chicks....)
     
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  7. snow5164

    snow5164 Songster

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    Exactly!! My 9 month old silkie just started squatting....they have their own speed and you'll know when they're ready to tell you..
    Kind of like a cat [​IMG]
     
  8. foofarm

    foofarm In the Brooder

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    Silkie 1 at ~10 weeks now
     

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