Sexing Silkies

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Tacampbell1973, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. Tacampbell1973

    Tacampbell1973 Songster

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  2. Tacampbell1973

    Tacampbell1973 Songster

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    Ok received_916480232038922.jpeg received_916480232038922.jpeg received_465289444296573.jpeg
    Sorry. Wasn't sure if they downloaded on my first post.
     
  3. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    Age? Pic of their combs please.
     
  4. Mybackyardpeepers

    Mybackyardpeepers Crowing

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    In the picture of all three, left is Cockerel, two right maybe pullets.
     
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  5. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    2x Mybackyardpeepers although their age & pic of their combs will make less guessing.
     
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  6. Tacampbell1973

    Tacampbell1973 Songster

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    So if I'm understanding correctly, Silkies, unlike most other birds, have showier females than males? The ones with the big floofy crests are pullets?
     
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  7. Loupup98

    Loupup98 In the Brooder

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    Yes, the males will have a thinner poof on top with a more uneven appearance due to the streamers. The females will have a thicker, rounder poof. The females will usually also have little to no wattles and a small comb while the males will have a larger comb and wattles.
     
  8. kdavison05

    kdavison05 In the Brooder

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    Anybody have any idea on these? I think white rooster, black hen and buff hen?



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    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    @kdavison5 One hen, the black one
     
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  10. Tacampbell1973

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    Thank you! I may have to rename a few, I had it backasswards
     
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