silkie sexing

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hdowden, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. fluffyfeathers

    fluffyfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought it was a roo it was so rooish. I will say she didn't carry the note as long though. The crow came from my back enclosed porch two different times with two different broody hens. At the time they were the only chickens on the porch. When they are with the flock i assume they still do it but i just have to many roos out there to know for sure.
     
  2. lvmychicklets

    lvmychicklets Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello I'm wondering if these are pullets or Roos ? Thanks

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  3. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The last one pictured is a rooster. The pictures are very poor quality, so I can't tell with the white birds.
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry, not the best pictures. I posted this bird up somewhere earlier in the thread and everyone said pullet. What do you all think now? Its about 7 months old. Notice those cape-like hackles? My pullets don't get that. It doesn't have streamers, but its still got lots of pin feathers in its crest (if you can believe that!). No big comb or wattles, but it does have a wide comb. Its father was bonnet crested and had a very small comb, he took a looong time to mature. I knew he was a rooster by 5 months old and he didn't start crowing until somewhere around 8 months. This splash has me seriously confused! Thanks again :)
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, it looks like a pullet to me, but I don't have much experience with Silkies, so I could be wrong.
     
  6. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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    Top two pics look like rooster on right, hen on left. Can't tell 3rd pic but rooster in bottom pic.
     
  7. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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    Girl! :D
     
  8. hotchickys

    hotchickys New Egg

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  9. cochins1088

    cochins1088 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd like some help sexing my 3 silkies. They are currently 4 months old. Thanks in advance! [​IMG]

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    Next is my black silkie:

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    And here's my last silkie. I'm not sure what color she is. Maybe Blue? Gray? Lavender? Splash? or Cuckoo?

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  10. cochins1088

    cochins1088 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    None of them have any comb or wattle development, but they do challenge each other fairly often. I really hope that I didn't end up with 3 roosters....
     

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