Silkie Experts NEEDED!!! Warning:*Pic heavy!!* Sorry, dial-uppers.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Frozen Feathers, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    Can anyone confirm gender on these Silkies???

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    Athena is supposed to be a girl. Early May hatch.
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    Front view
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    Side view

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    The one on the left (Briar) I know is a pullet she's 10 months old. Ares is beside her on the right for size comparison. He's (I'm hoping a he) late May hatch.

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    Ares side view
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    Best front view I could get of Ares...was being a brat.

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    Dragon (okay I didn't name him, my 2 yr old!) on the left and Gwen on the right. They are actually standing side by side, Dragon is a tiny little thing. HD June 28th
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    Dragon side view. Boy or girl??

    Any guesses.
     
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  2. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    Anyone.... [​IMG]
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Uh, they're pretty colors. That's the extent of my Silkie knowledge. I still have no clue how anyone EVER sexes a Silkie till it has a decent sized comb and it's obvious. I know, spikey vs poufy hairdo. Still can't see it. Sorry, Angie, I haven't a clue. Every time I play the Silkie sexing game to myself(I'd NEVER post it!), I'm always wrong, LOL.
     
  4. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi, I would say that they are all hens!
    No large wattles.
     
  5. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    Thanks bantymum...I really hope you're wrong about Ares though. [​IMG] If all my blues and splashes are girls how will I breed more blues and splashes??? [​IMG]

    Speckledhen... I see these birds everyday and still am clueless!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    Athena is a girl. Dragon is more than likely male. Ares' side view wasn't good enough to tell but could be female.
     
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Sure look like girls to me... but you know thoes silkies. I'm still struggling to figure out if two of my three silkies from spring are girls are boys... I know one is a boy, I caught him crowing! Somthing tells me the other two are also boys... which means they better show themselves quick because i'd hate to send a silkie girl to the way of the rooster.
     
  8. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just look at it like a pregnancy, wait until they crow!!!then youll get a surprise!
     
  9. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
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    Ares side view again.
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    Ares as a whole. [​IMG]
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I'll say Ares is a boy, but of course, you can take that to the bank that I'm 100% wrong! Well, maybe not. I do see wattles developing pretty well. I'm just not a Silkie person. I need to shutup and leave this to the real Silkie experts.
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2007

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