Silkies...puffy butts and non puffy butts!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kfisher123, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. kfisher123

    kfisher123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3 of my 6 week old silkies have really puffy big "butt" feathers (A-Dorable!) and the other three have smaller, less puffy "butts" does this indicate sex in any way? The puffier ones are also very similar in behavior, more friendly and curious.

    I know that silkies are really hard to sex so I'm trying to be patient so I'm just wondering if any experienced silkie owners have any insight about this difference we're seeing...thanks![​IMG]
     
  2. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, doesn't indicate gender. If they were older the ones with the better cushion would indicate better quality, but at only 6 weeks old they may just be developing at different rates.
     
  3. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did all six come from the same place?
     
  4. kfisher123

    kfisher123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they all came from the same place. Thanks for your input....I'm COMPLETELY new to this!
     

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