Telling Silkie genders

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by gdhp, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. gdhp

    gdhp Out Of The Brooder

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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
     
  2. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    I'd say to early yet, but... Upload pictures and let the guessing game begin!
     
  3. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

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    I can never tell until I hear a crow or see an egg. Good luck!
     
  4. dolly85

    dolly85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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    Last edited: Aug 25, 2011
  5. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Same with mine from Ideal the boys have huge combs compared to the girls, mine are also from Ideal.
     
  6. lilliepoo

    lilliepoo New Egg

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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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