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Silkies and polish sex please??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Matzwd, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Matzwd

    Matzwd Chirping

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    They are between 10 and 11 weeks. I'm pretty sure the gray is a cockerel. I'm also pretty sure the polish is a pullet. However, your opinions are more than welcome on those and the buff and white showgirl silkies. I have no idea about those two. I just hope all three of my silkies aren't boys.
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  2. Alabama Fly

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    No 100 percent sure but Showgirl looks like a pullet. At that age my cockerels are starting to show more wattles than that. Also I think your correct on the polish.
     
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  3. Matzwd

    Matzwd Chirping

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    All three of the silkies have a tall stance. Is this normal? Also, are the comb pics adequate, or do I need to show further back on their heads?
     
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  4. Alabama Fly

    Alabama Fly Songster

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    I don't know if a closer headshot would help or not. Maybe someone more expert than I could make an educated guess. Silkies to me can be tricky , sometimes the cockerels are very slow to mature. I think that up right stance could be a good clue, also any streamers coming from their head feathers. Sometimes that's the best first indicator.
     
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  5. Matzwd

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    I'm not really seeing streamers from any heads, but the gray one has the rough-ish hackle feathers. I'm not seeing much wattle pin any of them. I did see some curved streamers on fluffy tails of the gray and showgirl. Does this mean anything with silkies?
     
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  6. Celeste Cannon

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    They all look like hens to me.
     
  7. jillscoop

    jillscoop Chirping 6 Years

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    The polish, female polish look like they have a neat hair do, where as boy polish look like there in a 70's rock band. Yours looks like a rocker so its a boy. the blue silkie is a boy the show girl is a girl. Here's pics of a boy polish left and a girl right (Wolfeman and princess). wolfeman_n_princess.jpeg
     
  8. Matzwd

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    I'm updating with better comb pics on the silkies. Someone was trying to crow this morning, and I'm on a mission to figure out who. I suspect the showgirl, but my back was turned. The combs on the blue and showgirl look pretty much the same. The comb on the buff is much smaller. I was able to pull feathers back better this morning.
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  9. JedJackson

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    I would suspect the showgirl, too. The gray/blue one is another possible candidate. The buff's comb looks very small, so that is probably not the culprit.

    Are you positive it's not one of your other chickens?
     
  10. Matzwd

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    I'm pretty sure. I have a red sex link, a SLW, a salmon faverolle, a welsummer, a polish, and the three silkies. I don't see any wattles, pointy hackle feathers, red combs, rtc on any of them. The SLW has red ears. Is that something to watch for?
     

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