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Silkie Sexing!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Monkie_777, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. Monkie_777

    Monkie_777 In the Brooder

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    I was wondering if anyone can tell what sex these are..We have no idea and they are about 6 weeks old or so...I know silkies are hard..In recent days 2 of them have like feather like things sticking out the sides of there heads horizontially are these the "streamers" that I hear mentioned? and is this an indicator of a male.
     

  2. Judging by their crests I would say 1 is a girl 2 is a boy. But 1 does have a wider comb, so it could be a boy. If you are breeding silkies, once you get to know your line you can tell around 5-8 weeks what sex they are, some though are still tricky.
     
  3. Monkie_777

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    anyone else?
     
  4. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Songster

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    sorry I'm awful at sexing
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  5. peepswiththepoof

    peepswiththepoof Songster

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  6. stampntam

    stampntam Songster

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    I think it is too early to tell.
     
  7. Monkie_777

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    so what are streamers?
     

  8. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Songster

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    in my second pic posted above those are streamers. longer feathers in the crest
     
  9. DragonEggs

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    To me number 1 looks like the boy and number 2 looks like a girl. Number 1 looks like its got streamer feathers coming in on the crest and is developing a wider comb. Number 2 has a fluffier afro crest.
     
  10. horseyjess

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    I agree with Dragonegggs I think #1 looks more roo and #2 looks more hen!
     

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