silkie help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MS9325, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. MS9325

    MS9325 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know its hard to sex this breed but can you take a guess.

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    This is Cotton Ball

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    this is cotton ball and Q-tip

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    Q-tip in front and the two blacks dont have names yet.

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    this is the black that has a poof

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    here is the two blacks again one with a poof and the one with out has quills coming in.
     
  2. MS9325

    MS9325 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone?[​IMG]
     
  3. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    only way I've been able to tell if mine are boys or girls is when one starts crowing.
     
  4. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    I go back and forth on a few of my young ones I have. I would say you have to wait until they either lay an egg ore crow.
     
  5. LynnGrigg

    LynnGrigg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just bought three black ones (young -age unknown-still cheeping) that we hope are girls. I wasalso told they could be mixed w/ cochin. I do have one with gray mixed in with the black on the neck and head. I was hoping to post my pix for sexing but it sounds like I'll be waiting for eggs or crowing too.
     
  6. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Quote:Question...How old are they???

    I took pix of mine while they were growing, tried to take them weekly, so I could tell different changes they made over time.

    They just turned 23 weeks old yesterday and we have 2 boys, 2 girls that are laying and 1 we aren't sure about...STILL! [​IMG]

    Dawn
     
  7. MS9325

    MS9325 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are about 2 1/2 months old.
     
  8. pipermark

    pipermark Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2007
    Arkansas
    All pullets,

    woops take that back , the one with the short hair cut , roo
     
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  9. peepkeeper

    peepkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with Pipermark, though it's hard to tell at this age. And I am jealous. Out of my 6 silkies, only one is a hen.
     
  10. Iluvmychickens

    Iluvmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 black silkies. 2 of then have very high doo's the other one has a short do. Mine are 7 weeks old and I as you am clueless as to the sex
     

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