Silkie and showgirl genders

Smileybans

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I have four 20 week old showgirls. Two I’m pretty sure are boys. The other two look like girls but this breed can be so deceiving.

Pretty sure these two are boys
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Unsure about these two
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Then I have a couple silkies. They’re younger than the showgirls by a month. Some are from my flock but the others I’m not sure where they came from. I’m pretty sure I can’t get an all white silkie from a buff silkie rooster and some partridge/ grey hens. Anyway, I don’t know the gender of any of them. They’re all around 16 weeks.
I will get better pictures of these guys tomorrow. I thought I had better ones. But any advice on their coloring would be helpful. Like is it possible to get these color combinations from the hens and roosters pictured?
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This is a picture of two hens, the grey ones with their heads down, and my buff rooster. They should be the parents of some of the silkie chicks. I think anyway.
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cherrynberry

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I have four 20 week old showgirls. Two I’m pretty sure are boys. The other two look like girls but this breed can be so deceiving.

Pretty sure these two are boys
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Unsure about these two
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Then I have a couple silkies. They’re younger than the showgirls by a month. Some are from my flock but the others I’m not sure where they came from. I’m pretty sure I can’t get an all white silkie from a buff silkie rooster and some partridge/ grey hens. Anyway, I don’t know the gender of any of them. They’re all around 16 weeks.
I will get better pictures of these guys tomorrow. I thought I had better ones. But any advice on their coloring would be helpful. Like is it possible to get these color combinations from the hens and roosters pictured?
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This is a picture of two hens, the grey ones with their heads down, and my buff rooster. They should be the parents of some of the silkie chicks. I think anyway.
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The two showgirls you are not sure of look like pullets to me.


@LadiesAndJane Thoughts?
 

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