Sexing A Sizzle?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by silkieaddictIN, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. silkieaddictIN

    silkieaddictIN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have5 sizzles (I think lol)
    I am trying to determine thier sex...

    To me, all look like pullets
    But maybe #1 looks a little roo like?

    Please help me out, it's driving me crazy!!

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  2. BantamLover21

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    So far, they are all looking like pullets. However, it is rather young to tell for sure, especially with Sizzles/frizzles/Silkies.
     
  3. silkieaddictIN

    silkieaddictIN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We don't know their age, and I've never had sizzles so don't really know how to tell sex or age..
     
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  4. silkieaddictIN

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  5. ashtree

    ashtree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pictures of their combs would help alot. But they are still very young to sex. That being said the last ones combs looks bigger than the others so I'm leaving towards roo. But really they are too young. Watch behavior, I can usually accurately sex about 80% of my silkies/sizzles by 6 weeks using behavior alone. Good luck. They're lovely!
    Edited to add the first one looks like it also has a larger comb so Im leaning towards roo on it too.
     
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  7. silkieaddictIN

    silkieaddictIN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What behaviors do you look for?
     
  8. ashtree

    ashtree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say 1 and 4 look to have larger combs and maybe 2. But it is super early to tell. As far as what to watch for in cockerels I look for chest bumping, more assertive behavior, and standing tall more often than not. But I've had hens with more rooster like personalities so it's not an exact science. And I have 1 sizzle and 1 silkie that are 3 months old and I go back and forth on pullet or cockerel everyday. So you have a but of a wait before you'll know for sure! Have fun watching :)
     

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