Silkies-M vs. F

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by SweetLilRachy00, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. SweetLilRachy00

    SweetLilRachy00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can someone share some pictures of what males and females look like. I heard something about their little crests or afro-poofs, what I call them, are differently shaped.

    Thanks!

    I thought I had a roo, but maybe not.
     
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
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  3. meriruka

    meriruka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    These are both boys: [​IMG]
     
  4. Hope0491

    Hope0491 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All my males are really "poufy".. but, you can sorta see the "wisps" coming off the back of his crest.

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    And this is my girl - she doesn't have any "wisps" =]

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    Hope the pics are OK!

    ~Lacey
     
  5. User48

    User48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lacey has great birds. [​IMG] The male she passed along to us is a beauty; his crest is so "puffy" that he's as pretty as many girls. Thank you again for him and for the HatTrick girl you sent along. They are both adjusting well & are some of my nicest birds. I hope your weather has improved!

    Laura
     
  6. slyfoxpeeps

    slyfoxpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Gosh, they ARE BEAUTIFUL! Would love to see more pics of your birds!
    Sylvia
     
  7. SweetLilRachy00

    SweetLilRachy00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, will the males get combs?
     
  8. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
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    Both males and females will get combs, but the males' combs will be more prominent and sometimes the females combs can be almost non-existent.
     
  9. SweetLilRachy00

    SweetLilRachy00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    how old are they? I think the first one could be a boy. 2nd pic I am not sure of.
     

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