Silkie Experts - Wanna try sexing some silkies? Lots of pix!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mom2jedi, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. mom2jedi

    mom2jedi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Little darlings were hatched August 23rd so two months old. Too early to tell still? I have guesses but will wait to see replies from the experts.

    Black - 3 pix same bird (one just had the flash off)
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    Partridge - 2 pix
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    Thought it was a blue but it's really dark - 3 pix
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    Lastly Buff - 4 pix, 2 with flash & 2 without (horrible crest & looks almost red to me)
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    What do you think?
     
  2. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

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    They all look like little cockerels to me. Hoep you like boys! [​IMG]
     
  3. mom2jedi

    mom2jedi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Crud. I was thinking the partridge would be my girl. Didn't get a really good picture of her comb, it's much smaller than the other's. Hubby was warming up to the idea of a rooster since we just had a hawk attack this week but I don't think he'd go for 4 boys!
     
  4. mom2jedi

    mom2jedi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone else? Sonoran or Sundown? (Sorry, can't think of the other silkie breeders at the moment!)
     
  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    If I had to guess I would say the first 3 are girls and the last is def. a male.
     
  6. mom2jedi

    mom2jedi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I like this response much better! Yeah the little buff one is screaming roo isn't it? I was pretty sure the partridge looked girly so far but the black and blue make me wonder. I know it takes forever to sex them, it would be really nice if I ended up with only one roo and three girls!
     
  7. The Lisser

    The Lisser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Okay, I'm def not an expert (I've hatched out 10 silkies total - and the oldest are 5 weeks old, LOL) but I'm going to make a guess. I couldn't really tell from the photos if all the combs are raised or flat. I wing-sexed my 5 week olds the first week, and at 4 weeks the one I thought was male developed a raised comb, and the two I thought were female still have flat combs. [​IMG] It looks like the blue and the buff have raised combs but like I said it's hard to see on the pics.
     
  8. Firearia

    Firearia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I agree here as well, though not a silkie expert, I can take a fair jab at guessing.
     
  9. geosheets

    geosheets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The last one I would say a male. First one could go either way but I'm thinking it's a cockerel also. I would say 2 and 3 are pullets.
     
  10. V Comb

    V Comb Chillin' With My Peeps

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