Silkies chicks, head feather pattern to determine sex

aliusa

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Sep 25, 2014
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Hi guys --

I've been raising this guys for 4+ weeks now, they are lil over 8 weeks now. And I have feeling 4/5 are roosters. Can someone confirm and deny this based on pictures? Four of them have the same pattern on their heads and one barely has any whisky feathers on the head, it's more slicked back (you could see that one in back, right).

Thanks,
A
 

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the_peep_squad

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Jun 9, 2020
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I am having my silkies DNA sexed. They are not quite 7 weeks old. Ill post pictures and sexes as soon as i get the results.
 

aliusa

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Sep 25, 2014
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Thanks... If I ended up with 4 roosters and 1 hen, I have real bad luck :-D
 

ChloeSilkie08

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Sep 10, 2020
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Yes, that looks to be 4 boys and a girl. Did you get them from a breeder or yourself? Those are not purebred silkies.
 

aliusa

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Sep 25, 2014
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This one? If so, it makes sense, she's the tiniest of them and is being chased by 'em all.

But initially thought it was the one with no crown on the head as the hen, but maybe hes less of silkie.

I got them off someone on CL who was selling chicks. So it was all a luck of the draw.
 

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