Silkie and Easter Egger sexing help please! (Lots of pictures)

wayward

In the Brooder
6 Years
Sep 15, 2013
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Most of the chicks in our pen have passed the 6 week mark, aside from a handful. We've decided it's time to start trying to identify their genders. I'll post pics of the ones I was able to hold still long enough for a photo, and our best guess as to what we think they might be. Now, I only want to know what you THINK they are, not what you claim to KNOW they are. I respect anyone's experience on the matter, but will let the flow of time and nature be the final judge. So here we go.

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1. Whitey: Cockerel

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2. Blackey: Pullet

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3. Houdini: Cockerel

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4: Samu: Pullet

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5. Pidgey: Pullet

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6. Shadow: Pullet-ish

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7. Orange-Toes: not even sure enough to guess

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8. Sumo: Pullet

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9. Big Head: not sure, super dwarf

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10. No name: cockerel, bares a striking resemblance to whitey

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11. Nameless: cockerel

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12. Nameless: Pullet

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13. Nameless: cockerel

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14. Buddy: Pullet

I'll stop there for now, I start to loose track of all the nameless silkies. Give me your best insight, I appreciate it!
 

Wyandottes7

Crowing
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Jul 24, 2013
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Here are my guesses:

#1: I'd have to say pullet. I don't see any pointy feathers, and the comb appears to be small and pale.
#2: I agree, pullet.
#3: Probably cockerel, but Silkies and Silkie mixes are difficult to tell for sure
#4: Not sure. The comb is small, and "it" has a squat appearance, so I'm going to guess pullet.
#5: Pullet for now, but if you start seeing any red feathers in the wings, its likely a cockerel. The comb seems just a little too wide and large for me to be certain that it is a pullet.
#6: Pullet
#7: Too soon to tell. Post more pictures in a few weeks. But, I'm leaning towards cockerel
#8: Not sure again. Leaning towards pullet.
#9: Pullet
#10: Not sure on this one. The comb is redder than Whitey's, so I'm going to say cockerel.
#11: I can't see the face of this one, but stance leads me to guess cockerel.
#12: The comb on this one is rather red. My guess is cockerel, not pullet.
#13: Cockerel
#14: Pullet
 

wayward

In the Brooder
6 Years
Sep 15, 2013
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You can't see it from the angle here, no one would cooperate, but Whitey's comb is actually very bright pink. He's also very noisy, fidgety, and kinda mean.
 

MANNA-PRO

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