Silkie Experts or anyone's opinion

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LuLuBelle, May 18, 2009.

  1. LuLuBelle

    LuLuBelle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Richmond, VA
    Hi everyone... My husband and I got two silkies a couple of weeks ago... I am not quite sure how old they are, but the black one I think is a female, and I think the grayish colored one is a rooster. Neither of them really like people, but the black one is a little nicer.

    I was wondering what your opinions were Please and Thank you


    Pictures of the black one which I believe to be female


    Picture of the gray one which I believe to be male
  2. flip9109

    flip9109 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 14, 2008
    st paul mn
    i think your prolly right about the sexes and i would guess 4-5 weeks old. if you handle them alot they will get better. they may kick and scream but your tough love will pay off in the end. so grab them evry chance you get and hold them, hand feed them and cary them around with you. the more you do it the freindlier they will get. I got 2 that were terified of people and now they are lap chickens.

    Good luck
  3. lotzahenz

    lotzahenz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    I'm still learnin about Silkies, but I'd say you are spot on. Maybe an eggspert will reply.
  4. Drivegirl54

    Drivegirl54 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2009
    Winder, GA
    Quote:I agree
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Much, much, much, much, much too young to even begin to make a guess.
  6. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Quote:I agree with this!!!!!! I had some that did not show the sex until between 5-6 mos.
    There was hardly any indication at all. Some do show it earlier by crowing, or streamers.......but otherwise its all just a guessing game
  7. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Quote:I agree
  8. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I wasnt sure what sex mine were until they hit 6 months old.
  9. LuLuBelle

    LuLuBelle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Richmond, VA
    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm [​IMG]

    Well I guess it's a waiting game.. but I think you are right.. if I give them lots of attention now maybe they will be more friendly [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 18, 2009

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