Silkie Sexing 3 months

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by scarletbaby, Dec 1, 2014.

  1. scarletbaby

    scarletbaby In the Brooder

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    These silkies are about three months old. They came from show quality birds. I was wondering if you could help me sex them.
    First silkie: Buff (No comb and is the smallest)
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    Second Silkie: 1 week older Black

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    Third silkie: Splash (Single comb has been developing since it was tiny)
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    Fourth Chicken: "Blue" (suppose to be blue but looks black to me. This one has a larger comb than black but it is still rather small)
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    Fifth: White (medium sized lumpy comb)

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    So what do you think? This is our first time getting silkies from a breeder so they look a lot diff than our hatchery chicks. Im fearful that they are all roosters except for the black and possibly the buff. Thanks for the help
     
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  2. Frizzlett98

    Frizzlett98 Songster

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    None of them look, to me, like roosters. I had a black Silkie rooster that had a much bigger comb than all of yours at this same age. He never had noticeable streamers. Although I had another rooster with a very small comb that developed long streamers. There could be streamers starting to develop on yours but it's hard to tell from the pictures. They are beautiful Silkies! It'll be a little bit easier to tell in a few weeks.
     
  3. Frizzlett98

    Frizzlett98 Songster

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    Scratch that. Your first one looks like it could possibly be developing streamers but it is VERY hard to tell.
     
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  4. LittleRedCoop53

    LittleRedCoop53 Songster

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    I'd guess the last two are female for sure...the others boys...but it is just a guess :)
     
  5. Cyan Night

    Cyan Night Songster

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    I'm thinking your black, blue, and white are pullets. But, I'm just guessing
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    They all look like pullets to me, but I could definitely be wrong. Silkies are very difficult to sex.
     
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  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    I agree.
     

  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    You are lucky! Those are pullets!
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Agreed.
     
  10. ashtree

    ashtree Songster

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