Time for everyone's favorite game -- Guess the Silkies' Gender!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Yoshii, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. Yoshii

    Yoshii Chillin' With My Peeps

    (Back, from a lengthy absence. Real life took precedent for a long time. Back now, though!)

    Recently, I picked up three buff/black mix Silkie chicks from a flea market in northern Georgia. Absolutely adorable, but I'm, of course, stumped as to their gender. One of them has a clearly vaulted skull, though, for what that's worth. I love them and they're very tame, though, but either way! I'm pretty sure they might still be way too young to tell anything, but anyone that wants to take a shot, be my guest. Otherwise, hey. Cute silkie pics.


    'Bigwig' (he's obviously got the vault)

    (No full body pic of Blackavar, I'm afraid)

    No prize for guessing what book I might be a fan of.

    Bonus fluffybum pic!

    (Blackavar, Fiver, and Bigwig, left to right)
    Thanks again!
  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    No ideas on sexes but the pictures are tooooo cute!!
  3. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 26, 2007
    Fair Oaks, California
    Love those fluffy butts! They are so cute. As much as i love pondering silkie gender, they are just a bit young for me to hazard a guess. The best indicator at this point might be leg size. If one or two have thicker larger legs than the others, that may be a boy.

    i just love silkies at that age, so pretty and dorky looking at the same time.
  4. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    They are too young to tell.
  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    Jan 1, 2008
    Those are darling pictures. Someone told me the ones with vaulted skulls are usually girls, but I have no idea if this is true.
  6. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    No idea but just HAd to say- [​IMG] for Watership Down! The silkies do sorta look like rabbits, too!
  7. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    beautiful! Give em another month and then post some pictures. I have a hard enough time figuring what mine are..LOL They are beautiful tho my flock is going to be a mixed color flock can't wait to see what surprising colors I'll get but I think the buff/black silkie mixes are a exciting color!
  8. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    I dont' have an answer either, but they are as cute as can be!!!
  9. fiddlefever

    fiddlefever Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 15, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    Fluffybum...absolutely darling!

    As others have said, make sure you post updated pictures in a month or so.

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