Silkie: Try your luck at a guess. I 100% KNOW the answer

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Ginmary, Apr 25, 2019.

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  1. Ginmary

    Ginmary Songster

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    SO, I will post the answer in a day or so. In the meantime, are you team pink or team blue? Make a guess and a brief reason why you think that way (or just a gut feeling)
    The chick was hatched 3/12/19. I believe it might be a silkie mix, not sure. It does have 5 toes.
    Here's the chick when we first got it (3/23/19, 12 days old):
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    Here's the recent pix (4/24/19, 6 weeks old):

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  2. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    My guess is cockerel due to comb growth and what appear to be the start of streamers. Also, that doesn't look like a mix.
     
  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    I agree with @Cyprus. That much comb growth this young, very likely a cockerel. Only way to know 100% this young would be if you had it DNA sexed. Vent sexing is only 90% accurate at best and feather sexing doesn't work with Silkies.
     
  4. Gerty0630

    Gerty0630 Songster

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    Hell if anyone has any expert ways to tell if a silkie is a male or female I'm all ears! I've got three 6 week old silkies right now and I'd love to venture a guess but I truly have no idea!!
     
  5. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Combs and crests. I go by that and so far have a roughly 80% success rate.
     
  6. Gerty0630

    Gerty0630 Songster

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    I may have to post some pics and holler at you for a guess. These are my first silkies.
     
  7. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    I'd say 8-10 weeks is a good time to venture a guess. I wish there was a way to breed for Silkies that are easier to sex :hmm
     
  8. HenHouse4Life

    HenHouse4Life GrandmaOnDuty

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    I'm curious..... how do you 100% know :caf
     
  9. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    Cockerel x 3
     
  10. Ginmary

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    Got the DNA blood test results yesterday. So it is 100%. (OK 99.99999):D
     

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