Silkie cross sexing

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by martellfam, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. martellfam

    martellfam New Egg

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    Hello everyone. We have been in the backyard chicken game for a while now. Recently we acquired a bunch of silkie chicks from a coworker. 7 total. We have 3 pure silkie chicks and 4 crosses. 2 other rosters on the farm were a RIR and some Big marsh rooster.
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    I really want this white one to be a pullet but my gut is telling me roo. It has a pretty fat comb on its head and fights with a known cockrel every once and a while but backs down quick. They are about 4 months old.
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    I will get some better pictures but is there any sure fire way to figure this out?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    I see lots of roosters, first photo is a rooster, second picture, all those on the right are roosters, and the third photo might be a pullet, but you might have to wait a bit to be sure about that one..
     
  3. martellfam

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    I figured most were roosters. The dark black one is already crowing. This little brown one I am pretty sure is a hen.
    [​IMG] and 2 of the 3 pure silkie are hens but i am only guessing because of the lack of a pronounced comb.
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  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yeah I think you are right. Cute birds.
     

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