Sexing silkies!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Silkie122, May 4, 2014.

  1. Silkie122

    Silkie122 Out Of The Brooder

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    That is indeed a pullet :D
     
  2. Silkie122

    Silkie122 Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks like a baby girl too me, no wattles what so ever :)
     
  3. CrazyChookLady5

    CrazyChookLady5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YAY![​IMG]being told that ur chick is probably a girl is always good new to me!! the more females the better![​IMG]
     
  4. AmandaReid

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    I hope u can help us :) we are chicken novice and got three silkies this spring.we were hoping to have three hens but I think we have two roos and a pullet. We have a white (Tyler, formerly Cinderella) black (Luna) and buff (Fuzzy). Here are their pictures. I suspect the black is a pullet and the other two r roos. Thanks so very much for ur help.
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  5. Silkie122

    Silkie122 Out Of The Brooder

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    Actually, the only one that remotely looks like a roo is Tyler. :)
     
  6. AmandaReid

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    Oh yay! That is such exciting news! Thank u so very much :celebrate Just for curiosities sake, how old should they b when they r "easier" to tell? They r only about 9.5 weeks old.
     
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  7. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think those are both males by the head feathers.
     
  8. Silkie122

    Silkie122 Out Of The Brooder

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    Silkies are usually "easier" to sex when they lay or crow haha, but seriously. Personally it's easier to sex when 4-6 months old :)
     
  9. AmandaReid

    AmandaReid New Egg

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    Thank u :) I will give them a lil bit more time and try to get a few more and hopefully closer up pictures. Thank u so very much for all ur help and advice. I really appreciate it.
     
  10. lprice25

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    Good Afternoon, I am hoping that you are still helping out. I purchased the silkie hen and she/he is starting to look like a male to me. Can you please help? I'm not supposed to have roosters.
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