Silkie sexing confirmation

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by crazy4ChickensNducks, May 21, 2019.

  1. crazy4ChickensNducks

    crazy4ChickensNducks Songster

    Dec 16, 2018
    west, michigan
    so, I have 7 silkies they are about 14 weeks old and I want some gender confirmation. I can tell what sex most of them are, but there are a couple that are confusing me.
    Also I will be keeping 1 cockerel and 3 pullets, I would love your input on which cockerel I should keep!
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    My guesses:
    Cockerel, HUGE, very little crest, will not be keeping!
    Cockerel, medium size, candidate
    Cockerel, smaller, but not by much, candidate
    The rest look like pullets, I probably won’t keep the first pullet.
    @Stacey050608 @Silkie-lover @bantamsrmyfav
  2. crazy4ChickensNducks

    crazy4ChickensNducks Songster

    Dec 16, 2018
    west, michigan
  3. MilesFluffybutt

    MilesFluffybutt Songster

    Nov 16, 2016
    The first one is a male. I say this because he looks eerily similar to one of my boys. I hope he's nicer than mine. Plus, his structure isn't dainty - he has thicker legs, more developed waddles/comb, and has tuft streamers. (Though, one of my Silkie girls had a comb just that size and style.)

    The second one maybe a male as well. It's hard to judge his size compared to the first one because of his positioning in the photo, but the tuft streamers are hard to deny.

    When these two interact, is one more dominant than the other? Do they square off with hackles raised like that dinosaur that killed Newman in Jurassic Park?

    If you watch how they interact with each other and with the rest of the flock, you should be able to tell. We may not be sure which is what gender, but they certainly do.
  4. Stacyoung13

    Stacyoung13 Crowing

    Apr 9, 2018
    Jacksonville, Florida
    First one is a cockerel, the 2nd one ?? 50/50 ??, the rest look like pullets. Very pretty birds

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