silkie sexing

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

  1. Some0ne848

    Some0ne848 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will my Silkie Male turn out like this one? [​IMG]

    it's not a good photo. :/

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    Do all silkies end up the same way or are their lots of ways male silkies can grow to look like?

    the ones in Thoes photos have really big bye parts (what is the blue?) and giant wattles, spur,combs and all that.
     
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  2. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Chicken Obsessed

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    They all mature differently, some have very lumpy , large combs and the colour can vary from mulberry red to almost black. Here are some pics of my Roos.
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  3. Some0ne848

    Some0ne848 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW!! THEY ARE AMAZING!!

    I Hope Domino Turns out like the them!!

    I'm sorry. I must be being a really pain sorry.
     
  4. Aaisha

    Aaisha Chillin' With My Peeps

    wow. i like pullets poof balls/crests better! the pullets seem more fluffy and to me they are also cuter then roos.
     
  5. Some0ne848

    Some0ne848 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what's a crest? I also think that the hens a cuter. but personally I think the roos are AWESOME looking. I have always liked roos in looks better in most breeds. and the hens are always so pretty
     
  6. Aaisha

    Aaisha Chillin' With My Peeps

    a crest is the ball of feathers that sits on the top of silkie's head. you call that the crest.

    see the pic, it is of the crest

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    pullet though!
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  7. Some0ne848

    Some0ne848 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh ok. and males silkies have streams?
     
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  8. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Chicken Obsessed

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    The hens have nice round crests, where most Roos have that blown in the wind look and streamers in their tails. I love Roos , all my Roos have names. This is my favorite hen. She is by no means the prettiest , but she presents to me when I enter the pen and loves to be handled.[​IMG]
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    And these are her siblings.
     
  9. Some0ne848

    Some0ne848 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are beutiful. I love love love silkies so much. they are so good looking and so interesting. my 3 hens have been hand raised my me since day 1 and clime up me and peck me all the time. they are so wonderful. and domino I got as a few weeks old and was horrified of everybody and was very hard to catch. He is still like this with me but ones I have him calm he is great. any idears on how to make him like my hens. i don't know how he was treated as a very young chick. and I don't think he was tested well and that is why I'm guessing he is jumpy and nervous.

    how can I make him comfortable around people?
     
  10. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Chicken Obsessed

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    It takes time, but treats are the best way to any chickens heart. I find that hand feeding a little scrambled egg will usually win them over.
     

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