What Are My Silkies?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Mrs. Fluffy Puffy, May 17, 2010.

  1. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    They are about a month old, took these pictures today. Can you help me out with their gender? Or is it too early to tell?



    Cutie, White Silkie. ( I am trying to find another name for he/she, Cutie just does't fit. Any ideas? )
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    Bella, Buff Silkie.
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    Gracie, Partridge Silkie.
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  2. High Roost Ranch

    High Roost Ranch The Chicken Whisperer

    Gonna give this a try. I think Gracie is probably a cockerel and I know he/she is a buff and not a partridge. And I believe the other two are also cockerels. I usually stink at sexing them at this age but they are looking male to me.
     
  3. Jenifer72

    Jenifer72 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The buff looks like a roo to me too...not sure about the white.
     
  4. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    Gracie is a definite cockerel. Look at the wattles forming on him already. The other two are still not clear. I think you are right on Gracie being a Partridge too because the harder looking feathers have barring pattern on them. This is a pretty young age to try to accurately sex them though.
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Wattles on a silkie are absolutely NO indication of gender. Comb size can be, but at this age they are really way too young to tell.

    Gracie is a buff; not a partridge.
     
  6. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gracie is a buff cockerel. The others are too young to sex at this point, although if I had to guess, I'd say Bella is also a cockerel.
     
  7. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All the combs are wide, and visible. i'm guessing all boys, sorry [​IMG]
     
  8. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    I concede to the Silkie breeders. However, all of my boys have had wattles hanging at a first sign. Sonoran, you would know better than me. Thanks for stepping in.
     
  9. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    They're all ROOSTERS?????? I already have 2 roo and only one Buff Silkie hen!!!!! AHHHHHH!!!
    Well, I said Gracie was a partridge Silkie because when she was little I posted a picture of her and ya'll said it was a partridge ...? [​IMG]
     
  10. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually, I think I can see streamers on all of them...
     

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