Sexing my Showgirls - need some help here!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Southernbelle, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Virginia
    I usually sex Silkies primarily based on the crests, but my daughter's Showgirls have me stumped. They're 4.5 months old now. They're pet quality, so all their crests look like slicked-back roo-ish crests to me. The red SG has shiny feathers, small streamers and the most obvious comb/wattles, so I'm fairly certain it's a roo. No crowing, spurs or roo-ish behavior, yet.

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    The 2 white SG have no comb/wattles, act hennish, no shiny feathers but are those streamers on their crests? [​IMG]

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    I only managed to hatch 4 Showgirls out of a huge batch of eggs and one of them died, so I'm really hoping I've got a pullet or two here! [​IMG]
     
  2. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    First pic is a cockerell.
    Second pic boy
    the other one i say girl.
     
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  3. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    I see 2 boys the first pic and the 3rd picture the white one on the left
     
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  4. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Virginia
    So you both agree the red one is a cockrel?

    There's 2 white SG - which one are you saying roo? I was leaning hen on both of those because the combs are small and no wattles. One has some red in the comb, but it's 4.5 months old, so I was hoping it was still a pullet.
     
  5. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    Third picture it is the white one on the left.
     
  6. ultasol

    ultasol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2009
    SE Washington
    The red is a cockerel. I think at least one of the whites is a pullet, but the other white could go either way. Give them more time.
     
  7. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    they could go either way they are still too young I can never tell with the SG I mean silkies are hard enough to sex. I see atleast 1 could be a girl one of the white SG.
     
  8. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! Don't mean to hijack this thread, but what is a "showgirl"? Is it a naked neck Silkie? Is it just any Silkie cross? I've seen them mentioned on BYC several times, and am curious what they are. Thanks! [​IMG]
     

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