Sexing Silkies

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Must Be Losing It, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. Must Be Losing It

    Must Be Losing It Lost It

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    What traits should I be looking for in my Silkies (varying ages from two months to 3 weeks) to determine sex. It does not seem easy.

    Julie


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  2. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    I can usually tell by about 3 1/2 months on some of them, they are very hard to sex before then.
     
  3. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I am having the same dilemma. Mine are 4-6 weeks. Some are very big and some are much smaller and I was told the big ones may be boys,,,,,also the boys hair on top of head goes up and back,,,(slick dude(,,,and the hair on the female is more poofy all over. Well this is what I have heard good luck on yours and wish me the same [​IMG]
     
  4. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Quote:In total agreement with morelcabin!


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  5. black404

    black404 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are you looking for -when you are looking ?
     
  6. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

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    post pics of them and we'll see if we can help u both. vent sexing works to tell if u know what u are doing to check for it at any age. u can sex a silkie as day olds if u know what u r looking for, it is not as hard of a breed to sex as most people think and u can tell by other things not just vent sexing.
     
  7. Must Be Losing It

    Must Be Losing It Lost It

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    Boogers!
     
  8. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    Also the males comb will be wider and plumper. And his feet/legs are massive [​IMG]

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    And here you can see the "do"

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  9. Must Be Losing It

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    How old is your silkie in the photo?

    And is that a Mille Fleur - what a gorgeous bird.
     
  10. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
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    Thanx [​IMG] Yes, she's a Mille. They were gotten about 2 days before Easter and were only a few days old. So.. a little over 2 months when that pic was taken. Here are some pics from when he was younger....

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    This one is from about 1 month or so.... you can see how wide the comb is.

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    I have a new Silkie... a little Partridge. Only a few days old. I am hoping for a pullet. Her head is VERY poofy (compared to Charli at the same age) and you cannot see her comb, which is very small anyhow, and her feet are very delicate... so, here's hoping!

    Here's Gertrude.... hoping Gerdie is a SHE!!!! A long time until I will know for sure [​IMG] My luck it's a roo...LMAO

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