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

mom2jedi

Songster
11 Years
Aug 12, 2008
735
4
139
San Diego, CA
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?
 

mom2jedi

Songster
11 Years
Aug 12, 2008
735
4
139
San Diego, CA
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!
 

mom2jedi

Songster
11 Years
Aug 12, 2008
735
4
139
San Diego, CA
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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!
 

The Lisser

Songster
9 Years
Mar 29, 2010
814
3
131
Foothills of North Carolina
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.
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It looks like the blue and the buff have raised combs but like I said it's hard to see on the pics.
 

geosheets

Songster
10 Years
Jun 8, 2009
692
7
131
Ohio
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.
 

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