Silkie and Brahma sexing

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mygirlScout, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. mygirlScout

    mygirlScout Out Of The Brooder

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    I've asked about this light brahma before, and I've never gotten a for sure answer. I took "him" back to the farm to swap him out, but they were pretty sure he was a hen. Now, I'm about 100% positive it's a rooster, but don't want to drive out there unless it is for sure a rooster.

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    Next are the silkies.

    Silkie #1
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    Silkie #2
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    This silkie I'm not sure on. It is not from the same person as the last 2 silkies are, so I can't really compare them.
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    Thanks in advance!!
     
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  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I'd really like to see that brahma's face. It has those few feathers sticking up in the back that look like sickle feathers, but I have a definite hen that has a few mangled feathers sticking up in the back too.
    The silkies I wouldn't even hazard a guess on. Those things still confuse me. [​IMG]
     
  3. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    We had two Light Brahma hens that we had a heck of a time telling. We looked at lots of different pictures to make a determination. There is so little difference in appearance. Ours had well formed tails with sickles even. A front pic might help but from what I can see it looks like that is a hen. As for the silkies..... No idea. We got two silkies, one from a pretty reputable silkie breeder that told us it was a hen. Turns out it really is a roo. Now we are hoping the one that is supposed to be a roo really is a hen.
     
  4. mygirlScout

    mygirlScout Out Of The Brooder

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    Brahma front views

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    I hope that helps
     
  5. pebblessix

    pebblessix Out Of The Brooder

    I believe your Brahma is a very pretty hen. We have lots of Brahma hens and roosters to compare her to. Silkies are alot harder. I just wait to see if mine crow or lay eggs!
     
  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Your Light Brahma is a hen.
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Yep, a hen. The front view made it alot easier to tell.
     
  8. mygirlScout

    mygirlScout Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! "Her" tail feathers were throwing me off, they just started to get longer and curl over.

    Now I'm just hoping the white silkie is a hen [​IMG]
     
  9. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    For some reason, the brahma is screaming rooster to me. It is the way the tail is. And I think you have 2 silkie hens, and the white silkie is a rooster.
     

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