Sexing partridge silkies

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cejones119, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. cejones119

    cejones119 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there!
    I could use some help with my two new partridge silkies. I was told they were 3 months old and one male one female. However, upon returning home I realized how difficult it is to truely sex silkies before 6 months. Despite that, I'd figure I'd give you silkie experts a shot at it! My first question is, is it possible these two are siblings? It seems to me they are too different in size and feather development at the head to be, but maybe that's because one's a cockerel and the other is a pullet? Secondly, any guesses as to the sex? I've read something about a lot of penciling on the feathers indicating female? If so, I'd guess the larger of the two is a pullet. Is it possible I have two roos or two hens? Let me know what you think!

    Here are the two of them together you can see the size difference pretty well:
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    Comb view on the big one:
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    Another head view on big:
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    And a side head view on big:
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    Front view on small:
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    Side view on small:
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  2. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
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    They both look like pullets to me. [​IMG]
     
  3. cejones119

    cejones119 Out Of The Brooder

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    I wouldn't complain about that!
     

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