Silkie sex

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by NNYchick, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. NNYchick

    NNYchick Songster

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    IMG_0533.JPG IMG_0533.JPG i am picking up my new silkies tomorrow a blue roo and this paint the breeder believes is a pullet but not 100%. Any options? 10 weeks old
     

  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I agree with the breeder. no one can l00% guarantee the gender of young silkies. But, she does appear to be female at this point in time - very pretty.
     
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  3. NNYchick

    NNYchick Songster

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    thank you. The roo is 14 weeks and very roo like even to a newbie like me. I also have 4 straight run non bearded that are 8 weeks old and I have no clue about. I have realized that unless they crow or lay you can't be sure 100%. I'm ok with if it is a roo. I think if I end up with more Roos then hens and everyone gets along I may just have a bachelor coop.
     

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  4. luckychick105

    luckychick105 Chirping

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    :welcome
     
  5. sammlilyluke

    sammlilyluke In the Brooder

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    I think the splash is female and the white is male??? These babies are 12 weeks old but we aren't allowed males in my area :(. Let me know what you think, please :)
     

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