Sexing Silkie chicks!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Tartannik, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. Tartannik

    Tartannik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 silkie's, 3 are 4 months old and the other two about a month younger!
    I havent' a clue what sex they are, I think they are all girls. None have wattles, and none are crowing.
    Most of them have quite big pom poms on their head but my partridge one doenst have much.
    Does anyone have any ideas?
    I could post a pic if I could work out how too!!!

    This might work!
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  2. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    need a closer front shots of their heads... but from that pic all look girl-ish...
     
  3. V Comb

    V Comb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Partridge is a girl, mine looks just like her!
     
  4. Tartannik

    Tartannik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, but what is the actualy difference?? Do all boys have wattles?? Is it the comb or the pom pom?
     
  5. featherbaby

    featherbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is my understanding that the head pouf on the girls is typically rounded. For boys it seems to be longer and more "swept back". That seems to be evident much sooner than comb or wattle development. Also, the boys have harder, longer feathers in the tail....and they STRUT! ha!
     
  6. kingdr85

    kingdr85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They all look like girls to me! (I have 3 silkies)
     
  7. Muggsmagee

    Muggsmagee Menagerie Mama

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  8. bella1210

    bella1210 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think they are all hens
     
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  9. plecostrum

    plecostrum Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. storminstaffs

    storminstaffs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think that might be a roo
     

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