Silkie Chicks! need help sexing please

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nlbeardmore, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. nlbeardmore

    nlbeardmore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We hatched 2 silkie chicks 3-4 weeks ago. Someone once told me that you can tell the sex of the chicken by the shape of the egg (if it is more pointed then it is a male) Going by this theory we should have one boy and one girl. Here's what we think...[​IMG]
    Chick 1 (Girl)
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    Chick 2 (Boy) This chick also feels much heavier than the other.
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    Any suggestions welcome!
     
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2011
  2. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They both look like boys to me, sorry [​IMG]
     
  3. nlbeardmore

    nlbeardmore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What makes you think they are both boys? Just so that we can keep a close eye on these characteristics as they get older [​IMG]
     
  4. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The size of their combs already...

    Here is a pic of one of my 14 week olds...she is hatchery stock and her comb in smaller then the combs in your pictures.

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  5. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

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    I agree with both boys. I breed Silkies and those combs are HUGE already.


    And, just so you know, sexing by shape of egg is an old wives tale... [​IMG]
     

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