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Silkies, 10 wks old. What Sex?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dandy100, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. dandy100

    dandy100 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I have three 10 week partridge silkies. Please give me your thoughts on their sex...can't keep any roos! Thanks! Sorry for the sideways pics..


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  2. silkiemelon

    silkiemelon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1. Roo
    2. Pullet
    3. Can't tell yet.
     
  3. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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  4. wildcat chix

    wildcat chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say:

    cockerel
    pullet
    cockerel

    btw - I love the wings in the side view of #1!!

    Are they full blooded Silky?
     
  5. allmychickens

    allmychickens Just'a small town girl

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    ROO!
    PULLET
    ROO!

    At 10 weeks old for sure!

    Roos have a more thin leaned over crest where as a pullets should be thick and rounded. Also visible wattles and obvious combs=ROO!

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  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    I have to disagree with everyone. All the birds show penciling consistent with being female; not to say tat there couldn't be a henny feathered boy in there, but at this age I would make no bets. Crests in pet quality birds tend to not match the round or fullness of show quality brds; usually by quite a bit. I have several pet quality hens (laying for several years) with crests not that different from these. Wattles on a non-bearded or partially bearded silkie are expected on the girls.
     
  7. dandy100

    dandy100 Out Of The Brooder

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    Great information. Thanks everyone!
    But now I'm even less sure :)
    At what age could I be more positive...would like to get them a good home before winter hits if they are 2 roos.
     
  8. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    cockerel
    pullet
    cockerel

    but i wouldnt go by this alone wait at least another 5 weeks
     
  9. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My advice is wait til they crow before you re-home them if you are not sure. The boys may start crowing within the next 2-3 weeks. My non bearded boys started to crow when they were about 12 weeks old, but it may take several weeks longer than that. Good luck with them.
     
  10. Jacob Temple

    Jacob Temple Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would say 3 is a roo by the more cherry coloring of the comb which i dont know for sure
     

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