Silkie sexing...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by watersoflethe, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. watersoflethe

    watersoflethe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anybody know what this is yet? about 5 weeks old... ignore the wet looking dad he just got a bath [​IMG]
    i'm thinking cockerel because of the way he stands....

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  2. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Absolutely no way to tell at that age.
     
  3. peepswiththepoof

    peepswiththepoof Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Agreed...sorry!
     
  4. Vanessabuffsnsilkies

    Vanessabuffsnsilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can't really tell visually til they're about 3mos old. I can sometimes tell by stance and actions but have to see the chick all the time. I have a 2mo old that I think is a roo but sometimes I look and think "well maybe..."
     
  5. spikennipper

    spikennipper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That photo made me smile [​IMG] really cute! though as others have said the chick is way too young to be able to make a guess at this stage.
     
  6. solarquail

    solarquail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have a rooster..














    and a younge chick that cant be sexed yet. [​IMG]
     
  7. silky ma

    silky ma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pm me with a couple of close ups! Front face, side views ... So far I am leaning towards a female.
    When you bathe a silkie you should at least 1/2 dry them so as not to get sick... Dryer on low heat.
    Even if it is hot outside. The feathers closest to the body will need help to dry.
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2010
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    As most have said, much too young to tell.
     
  9. cpegram

    cpegram Chillin' With My Peeps

    IDK but very cute pic [​IMG]
     
  10. reesepoultry

    reesepoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Way too young to tell.... Still have molts to go through.
     

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