silkie sexing

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by squeak1387, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. squeak1387

    squeak1387 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have no idea how to tell my silkies apart. they are both about 6 months old, on may be a little bit older, but neither are laying yet. so i took some photos to hopefully clear up my questions.

    this one i think is a girl, but my b/f thinks is a boy (mainly cause it fought with a game roo today) this one is also a bit bigger than the other one
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    this one i think is a boy, due to the lack of poof.

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  2. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    First one is a girl, second a boy. Pretty sure.
    Girls can fight just as much as boys. [​IMG]
     
  3. sager:)silkies

    sager:)silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep for sure some of the hens are more vicious then rosters but if 1 has a comb then its most likely a rooster
     
  4. squeak1387

    squeak1387 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    neither one really has a comb. both are pretty flat, but you can see it a little more with the black one
     
  5. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    The hens tend to have a uniform "helmet" of fuzz... the boys look like they've slicked their "fur" back on the heads, and get long shiny streamers in their topknots. [​IMG] But the comb is hardly noticeable in girls (though I have a couple that are fairly prominent now that they're older) and the boys are very prominent.
     
  6. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First is definately a girl but I'm not sure about the second one. It could go either way.

    Just a warning to never assume based on looks! I had a blue/black silkie I was almost sure was a roo. It was chasing the others and everything. I ended up giving it back to the hatchery and when I went back to get pullets he said it was a girl.
     

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