Telling Silkie genders

gdhp

In the Brooder
8 Years
Aug 15, 2011
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We have two silkies around about ten to twelve weeks old; one white and one brown.

Are there any good ways of telling what gender they both are. Neither are crowing which is really the only way to tell.

If it's something clear I can check. If it's a finer point I can upload a photo or two later.

Thanks,

George
 

dolly85

Songster
9 Years
Jun 1, 2010
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Hatchery birds are easy to tell by this point. I just posted these pics on another post but I don't mind posting them again. The males have an obviously larger comb and spikier crest. They were also slower to feather out. They are about two months in these pics.

Male and female buff silkies from Ideal hatchery.

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Black male silkie.

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Black male, Buff male, Buff female in front.

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lilliepoo

Hatching
8 Years
Aug 27, 2011
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i have 3 silkies one white hen and 2 black.. the black silkies (dinky & hotpot) are only 3 months old... not sure of the sex of them... how do you put pic on here
 

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