Silkie genders... :)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by silkieluver_07, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    These are my two single comb silkies. They are 12 weeks old. Anyone have an idea on gender?

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  2. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    They both look like roos to me. Especially Fuzzbutt. My silkie hen never had that much of an afro and fuzzbutt's is spikey just like the roos are. My hen was also much smaller than your's are. They are the size of my roo.

    I should tell you however that I am a beginner at identifying, so take it at what its worth.
     
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  3. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    I hope I don't have two roos. Both of their crests are spikey because they had just eaten an apple. Anymore guesses?
     
  4. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    Both of yours have much skinnier necks than my Gray roo had. I think his single comb was much bigger at that age too.

    My buff one about 3 months of age (that you think is a girl).
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    My gray one at about 3 months, that was definitely a roo.
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    Your white one might be a roo, but my guess is girl for the partridge colored one. Not that I am a good judge at all, just wanted to toss in my 2 cents [​IMG]
     
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  5. momofdrew

    momofdrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    They both look like roos to me but I could be wrong...Silkies are so darn hard to sex...Pam
     
  6. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I dont think your gray is a gray. I think there is a better chance its a LAVENDER (or self blue)! This is what a gray looks like. Your bird looks much lighter and more like a Lavender.

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    And just for reference, here is my lavender cockeral... I think your birds color is closer to this than to a gray.

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  7. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    your white chick looks like a roo looks like my white single comb roo.

    The partidge is deff a hen looks like my girls.
     
  8. TheTeenyTinyFarm

    TheTeenyTinyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Elberon, Virginia
    What should I look for when I'm trying to tell the difference?
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    For instance, signs of a roo and signs of a hen?
     
  9. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    There are no true signs of either until they are older.....
     
  10. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    I'm thinking that Mae is a pullet because she has a globular crest with no streamers yet. I want to be sure on the sexes first before I sell them.
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2008

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