Silkie gender guesses?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BantyChickMom, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Songster

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    I have 2 white silkies about 3 months old,
    any guesses as to what they are?

    As babies,
    (#1 on left, #2 on right)

    At 3 months









    They both have beautiful blue earlobes, but #2 seems to have more comb growth, while #1's is barely visible looking straight on.
  2. fallenweeble

    fallenweeble Songster

    Dec 4, 2007
    warning: no useful info ahead!

    i just had to say that first pic, with the little black chicks' long legs and full-on heiny is pretty adorable. it took me a second to see it. at first i was like, 'omg! that poor chick has no face!' haha.

    your birds, whatever their sex, are gorgeous! i love the white silkies, they are just too beautiful to be real aren't they?

    are you hoping for pullets? i'll keep my fingers crossed for ya![​IMG]
  3. Windy Ridge

    Windy Ridge Songster

    Oct 3, 2007
    They look like pullets to me; my roosters had much more developed combs at that age. (However, Silkies are notoriously hard to sex... )
  4. MaransGuy

    MaransGuy Songster

    Oct 25, 2007
    Greenfield, MA
    My blue cockerel had me guessing until he was almost 7 MONTHS old. He had no comb nor did he ever crow until then. I had another cockerel start showing his comb about 4-6 weeks before then. They are really tricky to figure out. I can usually sex most all of my other breeds within a week or two of hatching. These silkies humbled me! Regarding your birds, the first looks like a pullet and the second a roo but we may not know for sure for a couple more months:eek:

  5. MS9325

    MS9325 Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    1st hen, 2nd rooster already has a big mulberry comb going on.
  6. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR
    I agree with MaransGuy and MS9325...

  7. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Songster

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    Yea, I was thinking #1 a pullet and #2 a roo, which works out pretty well.
    Hopefully, that'll be the way it turns out.......Anything but 2 roos.
  8. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    I am going to guess two girls, one of my silkies at 6-7 weeks had little "fingers" on his comb. The other 2 do not.

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