Silkie Chicks! need help sexing please

nlbeardmore

Chirping
8 Years
Jun 27, 2011
116
1
91
England
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...

Chick 1 (Girl)


Chick 2 (Boy) This chick also feels much heavier than the other.



Any suggestions welcome!
 
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nlbeardmore

Chirping
8 Years
Jun 27, 2011
116
1
91
England
What makes you think they are both boys? Just so that we can keep a close eye on these characteristics as they get older
 

leadwolf1

Songster
8 Years
May 1, 2011
3,705
114
213
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.

 

acid_chipmunk

Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!
9 Years
Mar 29, 2010
4,708
12
211
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...
 

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