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Silkies

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Iluvmychickens, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. Iluvmychickens

    Iluvmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have a good frontal face shot of a male and a female silkie? I have 3 and they all look the same to me. 2 of them are larger than the one. The largest one has greenish tallens on the tail end. None appear to have combs. Any help is appreciated

    DeeDee
     
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  2. alex

    alex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is my female...and male that i used to have...

    FEMALE:
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    MALE:
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    A DIFFERENT MALE:
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  3. Iluvmychickens

    Iluvmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are the males in these photo's my silkies are 12 weeks old
     
  4. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkies are extreamly hard to sex. Many times it is not until the lay or crow that one knows for sure. A good Silkie will have a very small comb and wattles. On a bearded Silkie it is even harder to see the difference. If yours are 12 weeks it may take a few more weeks to see any subtle differences. Many times the feathers in the crest on a male will appear to get spikes sticking out and longer hackle feathers will be a bit more obvious. Males are usually larger tho that is not always the case due to some just being bigger birds. The stance of the male will change too. He will stand very erect and appear to have a longer neck.
     
  5. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a male........Elvis[​IMG]
     

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