What would be real helpful to all of us are some good pictures of these "bead" examples. All the pics I can find on-line are real blurry or a drawing out of a book. I would love to be able to sex silkies. I have not gotten that far yet since the chicks are so small. I would hate to hurt one. P'fowls, can you bless us with some good pics? Am I correct in sexing the pictures above as a male? I am still just in the experimenting phase.