Silkie Gender Help Needed - Boy, Girl, It? - 1st UPDATE!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by NightHeronFarm, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. NightHeronFarm

    NightHeronFarm In the Brooder

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    Ok, I admit it... my stress over sexing these Silkies has gotten the better than me and I am turning into a statistic... has anyone ever counted the total number of obligatory silkie gender help posts? Yikes!

    I would appreciate any thoughts you might have on the gender of my 18 week old Silkies. They came from MyPetChicken as "sexed" pullets. So far I have had two (not in these pictures) confirmed, crowing roosters out of that batch plus another couple of suspects. Over all, these four have been very mellow and harmonious. No chest bumping or rooish behavior other than the splash (sold as a lavender) getting a little bit protective if one of the others gets upset while I am holding them.

    There are four birds pictured: 1 splash, 1 buff/red, 1 partridge, 1 black

    Thanks so much for you help!!!


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    Pepper, the black is very mellow.
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    Poppy, the partridge is very shy and quiet.
     
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  2. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

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    They all look like hens to me [​IMG]
     
  3. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

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    They all look like pullets with the exception of the splash in the first 3 pics.
     
  4. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Songster

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    All pullets even the Splash.
     
  5. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Songster

    Jul 29, 2008
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    girl silkies can have wattles?...Wow the things you learn. I thought the splash and the black one looked rooish.
     
  6. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
    Northwestern, pa
    only one looks rooish to me is the splash others r all pullets for sure. the wattled one is a nonbeared others r all beared. the splash looks roo to me to except the last pic of it there it looks girly so if any r it would be that one and i'm pretty sure it is a roo but not 100%.

    it has a different look to it's face, has start of red wattles and reminds me of my roos to much so i have to agree i think peeps is right on that one but it's an iffy to watch and see.
    hope that helps,
    silkie
     
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  7. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    The Splash looks roo-ish to me too. Although I'm a little skeptical about the black one, but its top-knot says hen..
     

  8. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
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    The black is a pullet. NB silkies have larger wattles than bearded ones.
     
  9. tinners204

    tinners204 Songster

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    I think the black oks like a roo.
     
  10. tinners204

    tinners204 Songster

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    Sorry looks. He He!!!!!
     

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