silkie sexing on a buff?? UPDATE 10/10 its a boy!! :-(

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sonew123, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    25,007
    68
    388
    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    10/10/09
    Well guys, As I was feeding my troops this am I heard a new crow-Mind you the bigs girls and boys were outside already and the little straglers were still meandering in the barn. I heard the little crow again-and as I turn-I see it CROW!!! I want to cry....I have the worst luck with silkies and them turning out to be boys!!! I hatched those buggers -I think in Spring-I will buy them when I know they are girls!!!

    Hi guys this guy/girl's name is "chuck Norris" My DD's love to them regardless of sex. Im confused on this one. It has small wattles but has never crowed-6 months old now-the white silkie behind it is so a boy and lous as loud. I see him mating my black silkie girl and looks like he "tries" to mate this one-but never mounts-justs grabs at the head feathers. Is this a girl or boy?? Oh..and what color would you say this is? They were supposed to be buff silkie eggs and this little bugger has gray on butt feathers and darkers shades of browns in it..thanks in advance folks

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2009
  2. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    917
    0
    139
    Feb 24, 2009
    Alconbury, England
    Bumping you - I am in the same boat and would like to see what others have to say.

    ~Cherlyn
     
  3. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    My guess would be a girl. It does not have the bump like the white one.
     
  4. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    25,007
    68
    388
    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    Quote:Hey Fudgie--thanks--a "bump"? are you referring to my white silkie huge comb? what color silkie is she? the parents were gorgeous buff??
     
  5. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    917
    0
    139
    Feb 24, 2009
    Alconbury, England
    "Slowly step AWAY from the lawnmower. There you go, nice and easy, no one gets hurt."

    Sorry... sleep-deprivation does odd things to me.

    ~Cherlyn
     
  6. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    25,007
    68
    388
    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    Quote:you like those? My MIL feels the needs every summer to buy as many as those dang things as she can get her hands on-we share 12 acres and we have a new mower! She thinks that only spending 5$ a pop on those are helpful-but not if the motors are blown or completely trashed-so evry fall we weed through them and keep the wheels and very little more!
     
  7. BBK

    BBK Chillin' With My Peeps

    838
    2
    141
    Apr 14, 2009
    upstate NY
    my guess would be female, esp. b/c your male is trying...wink, wink...

    my black has started to try too. but my pullets are not even laying yet!!

    Melinda [​IMG]
     
  8. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

    5,772
    17
    269
    Dec 16, 2008
    westchester
    that one is hard to tell, could be a girl, does it have any streamer feathers on its head?

    it is a buff just not a great one, it is very hard to breed buff with no other colors in the tips of the wings and such.

    I want to lean towads pullet but could be a slow developing male. Although, the fact that it is bearded and has such big wattles makes me think roo though.
     
  9. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    Silkies can be hard to tell... but I'd say that's a hen. Small and petite looking. Not taking on a cocky roo stance. And I'd say she's a darker Buff.
     
  10. kapy4

    kapy4 Out Of The Brooder

    29
    0
    22
    Sep 27, 2009
    Healdsburg, California
    I don't have an answer...but he/she is SO CUTE!!!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by