Silkie Genders!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tiaaamarieee, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. tiaaamarieee

    tiaaamarieee Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey there everyone!

    I need a silkie expert!!!
    I have three silkies I need help sexing. I know it's difficult but I'd like other people's thoughts.
    Recently took in a third and I'm 80% sure it's a rooster. After looking at the differences, I want to say my other two are hens but I would hate to get ahead of myself.

    I've had the buff and black since the beginning of November. I was told they were about a month old when I got them.

    I've had the blue since mid-January and he's growing exponentially, also apparently a month old but I think two months
    or more. He was smaller than the two when I got him and now he's definitely bigger.


    1) Black: I'm on the fence with this one -I can't decide.
    2) Buff: I'm leaning towards hen.
    3) Blue: Rooster.

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  2. Hannahloveshens

    Hannahloveshens Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I have had silkies before and it is super hard to tell, my best advice is to wait it out for a crow or a egg so about 18 weeks old, to me i would say the the buff is a hen the black is a roo but not sure about the blue
     
  3. Tara K

    Tara K Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say the buff is a pullet black could be but leaning toward cockeral.: I don't see a blue color, I see a splash which I think looks cockeral as well
     
  4. chooks01

    chooks01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello not sure if I'm posting on the right thread but I have two new chickens I got from the fodder I've been told they are frizzles but I'm not convinced they kind of look like silkie crosses to me. Dark one is called midnight and the other one is silverlock [​IMG][​IMG][/IMG]
     
  5. tiaaamarieee

    tiaaamarieee Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, guys.
     
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2015
  6. tiaaamarieee

    tiaaamarieee Out Of The Brooder

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    Wrong place, but definitely not a frizzle!
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm thinking pullet on the Buff, and cockerel on the Black and the Splash.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    The splash looks like a cockerel, the others look like pullets to me.
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm actually leaning towards pullet on all of them, especially the Buff and Black. However, it is hard to be certain. Sometimes, you don't know until they "crow or lay an egg"!
     
  10. tiaaamarieee

    tiaaamarieee Out Of The Brooder

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    The main difference between the splash and other two is that he has "streamer" rooster feathers. I don't know, the wait is SO hard!!!
     

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