Silkie sexing 🤦🏻‍♀️

Tess8433

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I’ve read so many articles … I’m still torn on these guys. I think purple may be a hen!? Teal looks to be a roo. Not sure of the red collar and no collar. These silkies are 16 weeks old. No crowing. They all still face off with the hens and each other so - I can’t really use that behavior as a clue. No fighting. Teal has some wattle. … clearly a first time silkie owner. Forgive me!
 

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ChickNanny13

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I'm no expert but Red Collar is your cockerel ... Purple and No Collar pullets ... can't make out Teal's head tuff. What I'm looking at is the head feathering ... Pullets/Hens are like a cotton ball while Cockerels/Roos got a "streamer" in the back like your head pic of Red Collar. Combs are another tell - tale but can't make out any ... Pull back the feathering and the males have more pronounced ones.

You may want to repost in the "Whata Breed/Gender" forum
 

cherrynberry

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I’ve read so many articles … I’m still torn on these guys. I think purple may be a hen!? Teal looks to be a roo. Not sure of the red collar and no collar. These silkies are 16 weeks old. No crowing. They all still face off with the hens and each other so - I can’t really use that behavior as a clue. No fighting. Teal has some wattle. … clearly a first time silkie owner. Forgive me!
Could you get a close comb picture for each bird? Silkies are hard to sex, but comb pictures are so useful!
 

TheDuckGuy

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I’ve read so many articles … I’m still torn on these guys. I think purple may be a hen!? Teal looks to be a roo. Not sure of the red collar and no collar. These silkies are 16 weeks old. No crowing. They all still face off with the hens and each other so - I can’t really use that behavior as a clue. No fighting. Teal has some wattle. … clearly a first time silkie owner. Forgive me!
Purple and no collar is pullet and red and real is roos
 

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