Silkie gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by beckyloveschicks, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. beckyloveschicks

    beckyloveschicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm thinking this one is a boy
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    And this one is a girl
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    And I don't know about this one. If I'm right about the other two, I hope this one is a pullet, of course.
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    Thanks in advance for your guesses.
     
  2. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    How old are they? They look to be about 5-6 months? i think you're right on the third one, looks like a girl to me. That second white one is most likely a girl, too. On your first white one, it might be a boy. But if he's at least 4 months, i would think the comb would be bigger. Can you take pics of the feet? Because those are dead giveaways when it comes to sexing silkies who are the same age. Boys will have significantly larger legs and feet.
     
  3. beckyloveschicks

    beckyloveschicks Out Of The Brooder

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    oh, okay.

    I'll try to get pics of their feet. At the very least I'll go look.

    I think the balck one is younger, but I don't know how old any of them are.
     
  4. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first two are cockerels. The black may be a pullet, can you get a pic of it from the side?
     
  5. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree that the first two look like boys and the 3rd a girl [​IMG]
     
  6. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say

    boy
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    girl

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  7. ttrjpbcz

    ttrjpbcz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They all look like pullets to me [​IMG]
    Here is a boy and a girl so you can see

    Roo born April 21 3 and 1/2 months at this pic
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    Pullet hatched same day
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    Hope that helps![​IMG]
     
  8. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
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    1. Boy
    2. ? Boy ?
    3. Girl
     
  9. Easter_pink_silkies

    Easter_pink_silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicken number one is a cockrel, chickens two and three are pullets here a pictures of my like-colored silkies for comparison.
    here is my white non-bearded hen-Heckles
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    my white bearded hen Ayano
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    non bearded hen and rooster Heckles and Billy
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    non bearded black pullet Amaya
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    also a pic of my bearded rooster, Chiyoko (taken this morning)
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    hope those help. but im confident im my predictions.
     
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2008
  10. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
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    Quote:The bird in you first pic is not a pure silkie.

    The second one in the OP is NOT a pullet. The comb and wattles are far too pronounced to be a pullet, and on top of that, he has streamers, which is always signifies a definitive cockerel.
     
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2008

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