Silkie Sexing!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by givengrove, Jul 1, 2017.

  1. givengrove

    givengrove Chirping

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    Oh boy I got quite a few silkies a while ago! Sadly, now I'm down to 7 but that's besides the point... I need help sexing them :) I hope some of you could help me because for the life of me I can't tell ANY differences except some have blue cheeks and one has a weird pea comb-looking comb... Images:
    CHERRY
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    PIP
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    LICORICE
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    DWARF
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    TOFFEE (... I think...)
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    FIG (... I think...)
    IMG_4327 (1).jpg IMG_4328.jpg

    OOPS I accidently added these other files below! Just ignore please
     

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  2. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    I'm no expert with Silkies, they are harder to sex but going by what I read, not sure how good the info is, pullets have "round, puffy" head dress while the cockerels are "spiked". IF that's all true, yours all look to be pullets but I'm no expert.
     
  3. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Crowing

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    To me, Dwarf appears to be a roo and Pip is likely a roo as well.

    It is hard to see the combs on the others, and full body profile would be helpful.

    Generally speaking, and Silkie are VERY hard to sex, females are squattier, rounder in build, and have pom pom crests with little comb and wattles even as adult hens.

    Male Silkies are taller, lankier, and have more mohawk type crests. They will have noticeable combs and wattles with sometimes even a red tint to them (although others are pure black).

    What I can tell from those photos at this time.
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    I like to see photos of front facing - with crest held or pulled back to expose full comb.
    Males usually have fuller, bigger - gosh awful looking combs. while females tend to have narrow combs.
     
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  5. givengrove

    givengrove Chirping

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    FIG:
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    CHERRY
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    LICORICE
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    PIP
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    * I couldn't find the other picture I took of CreamPuff (the other white silkie) but I feel that they're a male
    TOFFEE
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