silkie experts! boy or girl?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bearwood, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. bearwood

    bearwood New Egg

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    Hey anyone want to guess this chicks gender its 2 weeks old, thankyou.
     
  2. tplummer

    tplummer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You really cannot tell with silkies until they are about 4 months old. At this point, I would say a girl, but I would not put that one down in the books until it is at least 4 months old.
     
  3. bearwood

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    Ok Thanks for your thoughts, never had silkies before so will post a new picture at a later date and you can have another look.
     
  4. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no clue but now I know when to take pictures of my silkies and post them because I would hope to have one of each anyway. Does anyone know whether they have charataristics like other chickens where they feather slower if they are male? I know my poor barred rock rooster is just now getting head feathers when all the girls are completely feathered.
     
  5. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

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    can you hear me now? :

    I have no clue but now I know when to take pictures of my silkies and post them because I would hope to have one of each anyway. Does anyone know whether they have charataristics like other chickens where they feather slower if they are male? I know my poor barred rock rooster is just now getting head feathers when all the girls are completely feathered.

    Males usually have a slicked back crest and might have a bumpier comb. Also males have streamers...I think they are some longer feathers on the head/tail, but I can never tell in the pics I see people saying something about streamers lol. Females will have a poofy crest and smooth-ish comb.​
     

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