Silkies male or female??

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jimmycb, Feb 5, 2017.

  1. jimmycb

    jimmycb New Egg

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    Hi everyone, I'm new here, first thread,
    I hatched two silkies back in August 10th so there around 6 months old, could anyone give me any help in telling if they are hens or roosters? Many thanks in advance[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. whoop whoop

    whoop whoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC I'm afraid I'm not good on sexing chickens other than my own but if you go to 'what breed or gender' they will help - its difficult to see, they are such cute chooks though[​IMG]
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hello from Kansas, jimmycb, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! I am a terrible gender guesser as well on chickens - even more so on silkies. Along with the Breed and Gender Forum, you might also locate the Silkie thread in the Breeds Forum here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/14/general-breed-discussions-faq Perhaps a keeper of the breed may be able to give you an idea! Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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  5. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and welcome to the coop! I am so glad you decided to join the flock and I hope you'll make yourself at home here! :frow

    ~Cuz
     
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under jimmycb [​IMG] Welcome!

    Adorable Silkies!

    As you have already received some great links, I will just add that I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    The black looks to be a cockerel, and the splash a pullet. They don't appear to have black skin/ beak or legs. Do they at least have 5 toes on each foot?
     
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  8. N F C

    N F C gobble gobble Premium Member Project Manager

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    I'm not familiar enough with Silkies to be able to guess but did want to tell you hello!
     

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