silkie sexing

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

  1. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Ok, here I am again :) Guesses? Its about 4 months old. The pictures don't show it well, but its got some longer feathers on the back of its crest that look like a rattail :p Anyway, I REALLY need a nice boy and I think this chick is quite lovely :love
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  2. chickarooo

    chickarooo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hard to tell with the pick but it might be a boy
     
  3. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Pictures of his/her comb would help.
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Comb:
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    Better shot of the back of its crest:
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  5. kourtneyo

    kourtneyo Out Of The Brooder

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    Can someone help with my silkie? pullet or roo?
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  6. BuffOrps123

    BuffOrps123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roo
     
  7. chickarooo

    chickarooo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roo
     
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    cxs918 Out Of The Brooder

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  9. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Chicken Obsessed

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    I'd say roo, very nice foot feathering.
     
  10. reckless

    reckless Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Still lost about Gracey's sex. She's 17 weeks old now.

    She's the blue/black. Albedo (white) and Willow (splash) are boys for sure. Sunflower (partridge) is a girl.
    Sunflower is two weeks younger than her I believe and she is catching up in size.
    Gracey is half the size of Willow and Albedo and her legs are THIN and small. She's got that s-shaped neck too.
    Willow mounts both Sunflower and Gracey but I know that roosters mount all sexes.
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    She looks pretty hen-like to me in the below picture.
    She's just now starting to get comb/waddles, but the comb is still practically non existent and the waddles are teeny.
    She's a hatchery chick by the way.
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    See how small?
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    I haven't seen any streamers in her neck. Or head. That I know of. Her neck feathers looks like the neck of the hen a silkie breeder showed me.
    I can try to get more pics tomorrow. Mosquitoes were eatin' me up today.
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2013

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