Silkies, 15 weeks, what are they?!!! Ton of pics:)

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

  1. mysweetgypsy

    mysweetgypsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are several pics, I did my best. There are 4 silkies, 1 splash, 1 blue & gold, 1 partridge, 1 buff. I think the buff is a hen, I think the blue is a roo, but really I have NO idea. No crowing, they all fight on rare occasions, the blue has brought the others food before. I'll try to label the pics. Now I turn this over to the experts:) Thanks to all for the help!!

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    Blue and partridge

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    Buff (duh:)

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    Splash:)

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    Heres a shot of the bunch, just in case there's a "tell" here I didn't notice:)
     
  2. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All the silkies look to be pullets I don't see any signs of them being roo's
     
  3. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    Honestly, from everything I've learned about silkies, they're extremely difficult to sex until the reach an age where they will either crow or lay an egg.

    I have 4 silkies that are 3-1/2 months old. I can't tell for sure what ANY of them are, though I'm fairly certain that my cuckoo silkie is a male because he totally acts like a cockerel! And I think Sascha, my white silkie, is a girl because she acts like a girl. But Preston (partridge) and Honey (an isabel)… well, it's just really hard to tell with them. I truthfully think the cuckoo (Roberto) is the only male of the bunch.
     
  4. mysweetgypsy

    mysweetgypsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard they are one of the worst for determining sex:) I like the other guess by Teresaann24, though one roo would be ok. I'll just keep my fingers crossed:) Can you post a pic of an Isabel silkie? Thanks for the input, I'll add what they each turn out to be as I figure it out. [​IMG]
     
  5. equinelyn

    equinelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] WOW!!! Off topic but that's a beautiful Gypsy horse in your avatar above me!!!
     
  6. lulumammato2

    lulumammato2 Out Of The Brooder

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    They all look like hens. We accidently got a male and from early on his tail was always held up so high.
     
  7. mysweetgypsy

    mysweetgypsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, about the pony:) He is amazing, and such a sweetheart. I'm hoping to bring him home next summer. So much work to do here, fencing, shelter, it never ends!

    This was him as a 2yo. They really are so gentle, but he does have a chicken side to him [​IMG] His mane is almost to his knees now, and his tail drags the ground. Too bad I couldn't find any recent pics [​IMG]
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