Silkies Pullet or Roosters??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cityfarmer88, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. cityfarmer88

    cityfarmer88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are 7 weeks old they all came from the same feed store
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2016
  2. cityfarmer88

    cityfarmer88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can i get an opinion??
     
  3. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im not sure at all with silkies so i hope somebody who knows can help you but i think (again not 100%) that they are a bit too young to sex.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    They are much too young to sex but, I am seeing a lot of BIG combs at this age - possibly males. Are different chicks in all photos or some with a few pictures of one bird. It would be good if you could number the photos - so we could tell if 2 or 3 pics. are of ONE bird.

    Generally silkies cannot be sexed with any accuracy before 4-5 mos. of age or not till they crow or lay. Polish breed is much the same way.
     
  5. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    How many chicks, thinking you got a white, buff & blue/black? They are too young & Silkies are hard to sex but I'm going to stick my neck out and hopefully you'll let us know who crows & who lays :) The white & buff I'm guessing Cockerels the blue/black Pullet....GUESSING by the puff on their head & size of the comb. I've read the Pullets have round puffs whereas the Cockerel "pointy" but I'm no expert and they are young still.
     
  6. cityfarmer88

    cityfarmer88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is only one of each color, there are only 3 chickens
     
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  7. cityfarmer88

    cityfarmer88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will keep updating as they get older and then let everyone know what they ended up being
     
  8. rosyamanda2000

    rosyamanda2000 Out Of The Brooder

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    I think the buff is a cockerel and the white is suspicious, but like others have said it's a bit early yet.
     
  9. ashtree

    ashtree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the buff and black are cockerels (less certain on the black). I can't tell either way with the white.
     
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  10. cityfarmer88

    cityfarmer88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The white is a girl. The buff a boy. And we're pretty sure the black is also.a girl
     

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