Sexing Silkies, 3 month old any guesses?

Silkielee

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Anyone like to guess on Chip my Silkie? cockerel or pullet? Nearly 3 months old. Do I need to wait another month or so for more signs? And take more pics?
I have 2 x 8 week old dark grey colour silkies and it's so hard to tell but I think because one is smaller that means the other bigger one is a cockerel? ...They are so fluffy and dark colour it's hard to take a good photo. I will have to wait a bit longer to guess on these ones and come back with more pics.
Thanks! 😃
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3month old...
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The brown one is a cockerel. No way a pullet would have that comb and wattles at 8 weeks or 3 months (not sure which was which age). The black is shaped like a pullet but can you get a pic of its comb?

Edited: I now understand the dark ones are pics of 2 silkies that are 8 weeks old. Still, comb pics would help.
 
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It's early on the black ones, but my first guess is pullet. Chip has awfully big comb and wattles. I'm saying cockerel even without seeing any streamers yet.
 

Silkielee

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A few more pics....These are my 2 x 8week olds.. I'm guessing Lucky is a pullet since she is smaller then Fuzz? (1st 2 pics Lucky, then next 4 pics are Fuzz.. probably too early to tell I guess?... It's hard to get good pics with all the fluffiness around their cute little faces! 😁🥰...Fuzz seems more dominant but maybe because he hatched first and 2 days later Lucky hatched (Lucky because mumma left the egg pipping outside of her nest and I put it back under her and it hatched!) She left both eggs outside the nest before too and they went cold but I slipped them back under her and they both ended up hatching.


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Silkielee

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Any ideas if Fuzz is a boy or girl now that he/she is a bit older? ..if silkie chicks have a few thicker feathers on top of their heads does that mean they are boys?- I mean the stem part the feathers look thicker if that makes sense?
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