Sexing silkie crosses

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KendallMetz, Mar 25, 2018.

  1. KendallMetz

    KendallMetz In the Brooder

    May 3, 2017
    So just started hatching chicks. The rooster is a black silkie (he has red leakage if that is anything worth to note)and the moms are buff Orpington, Wyandotte, australorp, Easter egger or barred rocks.

    I’d been told many times the chicks would be sex linked by skin color

    (apparently they’re not accept for the barred rocks, the male rock mixes will have a white spot on the head).

    2 out of seven of the chicks have light skinned cloacas. However, they also have a white spot of their head indicating they are male barred rocks.

    So my question, are light skin cloacas associated with barred rocks exclusively or males(of any breed)?

    Pic 1: male barred rock silkie mix
    Pic 2: buff silkie mix
    Pic 3: white spot on barred rock
    Pic 4 and 5: the roo

    Also: half the chicks have one toe that is discolored (light instead of black). Is that an indicator of sex?

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  2. Tiana's chickens

    Tiana's chickens Songster

    Dec 7, 2017
    I'd just sex them based on the comb and wattle
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  3. redranger209

    redranger209 Crowing

    Apr 17, 2016
    Oakdale, CA
    I’ve never heard of the color sexing, but the white dot ones are probobley cocks.
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  4. KendallMetz

    KendallMetz In the Brooder

    May 3, 2017
    So just if they are larger?

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