Silkies ...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Gismo25, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Gismo25

    Gismo25 New Egg

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    I have 5 Silkies that are around 3-4 months old. And 3 of the 5 are bigger than the other 2 by quite a bit.. I'm trying to figure out if they are roosters or hens.. Is this a way to tell their sex?
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    Please help ! Thanks :)
     
  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    a good side picture of each one showing the head, puff and all will help
     
  3. ClickerChick

    ClickerChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    First of all, the roosters should start crowing about now. The males will also usually have an 'uppy' posture, standing up more than the 'squatty' hens. The roosters will also have a more pronounced and red comb and wattles.
     
  4. Frizzle13

    Frizzle13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    body shape is key if they strut and prance then they are probably roos
     
  5. Gismo25

    Gismo25 New Egg

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    This is what they look like from a side view and a front view. There heads are alot fluffier than they look in the pictures. I haven't seen much strutting or heard any crow.. Sorry bout the mess in the back. My barn is under construction still lol.
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  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    silkies can be some of the hardest birds to sex. the pics dont enlarge so it is really hard to tell anything. also would need a pic from the sides and a front showing their combs as well
     
  7. GertrudeLover01

    GertrudeLover01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know, but they sure are beautiful!
     
  8. Gismo25

    Gismo25 New Egg

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    Okay I'll try to get some better pictures in the morning. And Thank you :)
     
  9. Frizzle13

    Frizzle13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just a guess but the top 2 look more roo ish as they have a samaller crest and stand more upright
     
  10. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry but you can't really sex Silkies by size.
     

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