silkie sexing

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

  1. reckless

    reckless Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got any better pictures? Day pictures?
    You should try to get a pic of the two of them together and side standing pics or just standing pics in general. And of the crests from the side. I think you've received minimal responses because with the pictures it is hard to tell.

    Yep! That was in response to you :)
    Crossing my fingers for you!
     
  2. CindyMichelle3

    CindyMichelle3 Out Of The Brooder

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  3. CindyMichelle3

    CindyMichelle3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can someone help me with this one? (Pictured above)
     
  4. morganrae3

    morganrae3 Out Of The Brooder

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    This guy hasn't started crowing yet but I'm almost positive that's a rooster. Large red cauliflower comb and big wattles.
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    This one I am not sure about. Smaller comb and no wattles
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    And a few questions: what's with the darker "wet" looking feathers on the tails? Is this a bad trait for silkies? Not planning to show them so it doesn't matter. Just curious
     
  5. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Chicken Obsessed

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    I think what you are seeing is " ribbons " that usually indicate " roo ".
     
  6. morganrae3

    morganrae3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your reply. So most likely both roosters. Fascinating how this breed can vary so much with the combs and wattles
     
  7. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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    Roo
     
  8. jinks12333

    jinks12333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This poor little silkie was being bullied by all of its "siblings"..... So I opted to take it from the "breeder" and bring it home. He swore they were all silkies all about 8 weeks old... except this one is 1/2 the size of all the others that were in the run/coop with it. Does anyone have any thoughts as to what "it" could be... Roo Or Pullet?? Thanks!
     
  9. sonz77

    sonz77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwwww poor little one, thank goodness you took it, good for you! Sorry I don't know what it is, but my little blacks are 10 weeks and very little still, compared to the BR of the same age and younger. If the others were beating on it that bad, they also could have been preventing it from eating also.
     
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  10. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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    Yes, also cannot tell the sex but you have a heart of gold.
     
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