Silkie/ee mixes! 1 month old gender help- feather sexing

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Rooapalooza, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. Rooapalooza

    Rooapalooza In the Brooder

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    So mama is a white silkie and dad is the pretty dude in the pictures below. Neither of the two babies have any wattle or comb yet, but they are only a month old. The coloring and feathering are pretty different though. So based on that is there any way to guess gender? Here are the two younglings:

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Great Horny Toads

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    The first one looks like a rooster based on the comb development.
     
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  3. AltonaAcres

    AltonaAcres Songster

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    The first one's stance makes me think rooster. the other I would lean towards pullet
     
  4. Rooapalooza

    Rooapalooza In the Brooder

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    Sorry, I phrased my question really poorly. What I was meaning to ask is, does the difference between the two babies' coloring have anything to do with gender? I've heard that br pullets are more black and roos more white; does that apply only to barred rocks? These chicks are barred-ish.

    Since the mom (white silkie) and dad (ee) look so different, would the babies have any sex-linked characteristics?
     
  5. MissMarple

    MissMarple Songster

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    Nothing to add about gender because, well, I can't figure out my own crew no matter what I *think* I know about feathers, etc. But I stopped to say how absolutely GORGEOUS these babies are!!!!! Wow!!!!! What a beautiful backyard mix that is! :love:love
     
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  6. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    There's is nothing sexlinked in the mix you have here, unfortunetly. I agree with @oldhenlikesdogs that the first one is a cockerel based upon the size of the comb at only 4 weeks... but other than that... no, no way to tell gender outside of the traditional ways.
     
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  7. Rooapalooza

    Rooapalooza In the Brooder

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    Awww thank you! I'm so excited to see how they turn out once they are done with their awkward teenage phase :).
     
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