Silkie Sexing

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by newbiecaroline, May 18, 2008.

  1. newbiecaroline

    newbiecaroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone give me a link or show me pics of a male and female silkie?
    Just the head shot would be great, and from the side.
    I have 3 whites...2 look slicked back and 1 looks puff ball at least so far...the 2 high and slicked back are roos right?
    Mine are 10 weeks old...can these head shapes still change?
     
  2. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Indiana
    Good question. I need the answer to that too. Mine are 1 month and the others are 1 week.
     
  3. newbiecaroline

    newbiecaroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd be lucky to get anything but a guess at this point Vamp.
    10 weeks is young.
    My other roosters crowed for the first time today...but not the darn silkies...maybe soon...but I've heard they are quite quiet.
     
  4. Ace_king_brahma

    Ace_king_brahma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually the cockerels will start developing "streamers" on their crests while pullets keep the rounded crest.
     
  5. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    From what I have gathered... male Silkies will often feather slower than the girls, have thicker legs, have a wider plumper comb, and will have feathers on the head that tend to point more down and back than up and out. All these have proved true for my Charlie (got him right around Easter) and he just started crowing yesterday.... if you can call it a crow! [​IMG] It basically just sounds like "Errrrrck!" right now!! [​IMG]
     
  6. newbiecaroline

    newbiecaroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did hear that before, but I need pics...not sure how long the streamers have to be....so would like a good picture and that would settle it for me.

    Edited....Think I'll search for 'silkie contest' hope there was one!
     
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  7. meriruka

    meriruka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    These are both roos. Hope this helps!
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  8. newbiecaroline

    newbiecaroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Meriruka...they are so cute..how old?
    Mine keep changing their crests! yours looks very spikey already...wish mine would stay the same for while!
     
  9. newbiecaroline

    newbiecaroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for having a silkie contest!!!! pictures helped me lots....so the 'streamers' can be spikey looking...I thought they had to lay down flat....so I have 2 roos and a poulet...Thank you all for your replies!!
     
  10. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Indiana
    Its gonna take forever for me to be able to tell. My oldest is just starting to get head nubbies.
     

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