Sexing my new silkie

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by newsilkiemum, May 21, 2016.

  1. newsilkiemum

    newsilkiemum New Egg

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    Hi just wondering if anyone can help me see if this is a female or male silkie

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  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! What a lovely silkie you have there!! Silkies are notoriously hard to sex. How old is your silkie? Please do pop by the what breed gender section where I'm sure members will be able to help you. Here is the link ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this

    Good luck and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already from Y/Coop, so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
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  4. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Hey, beautiful ..girl..looks to like to me. I've hatched many silkies love them. This is a good age to ask, it usually takes a while to be able to start seeing certain signs.
    The head feathers are not sweeping back, or are they looking long.
    The comb looks small enough.
    And, the tail doesn't have any long streams going down.

    You can go to a silkie thread and ask too..I will put a thought out there though..pullet! I have a batch of white silkie eggs in right now. Love the whites. :)
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Whether you post here OR on the "what breed or gender is this," thread please include a front view of head with crest feathers pulled or held back, so the comb in is full sight.

    I think it may be a pullet but, would want to check out the comb first.
     
  6. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agree with cynthia12 & drumstick diva, pullet as the head feathering are round & not sweeping back. When guessing gender the comb & wattles are important to see. Hard feathered birds pics of the hackles & streamers help, Silkies it's the head feathers. Pretty bird.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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