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What are the genders of these Silkie chicks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TheCrazyClucker, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. TheCrazyClucker

    TheCrazyClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yesterday I purchased 2 Silkies, a white (Cindy) and a partridge (Jasmine) from TSC's Chick Days. They are about 1-2 weeks old. The lady we got them from doesn't keep records. We think Jasmine is older than Cindy. I am hoping they are hens... Can you tell?

    The White Silkie, Cindy:
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    The Partridge Silkie, Jasmine:
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    Together:
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    Any help is appreciated, thank you. [​IMG]
     
  2. McGobs

    McGobs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone might be able to help, but I've always been under the impression that the only way to know for sure the sex of your silkie, is to either wait for it to crow, or lay an egg.
     
  3. Summerlove

    Summerlove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A bit young to tell. Can start to make some good guesses at 6 weeks :) They are cuties though :)
     
  4. Henny

    Henny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Still a little early for me to tell but my hunch is that Cindy might be a cockerel and Jasmine a pullet.
     
  5. Summerlove

    Summerlove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What makes you think roo? The chicks stance?
     
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  6. TheCrazyClucker

    TheCrazyClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for your help, it is much appreciated [​IMG]
    I'll post pictures when they are older, around 6 weeks old, like Summerlove said.
     
  7. TheCrazyClucker

    TheCrazyClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The stance? Cindy was perked up when I took the picture, because I spoke to her right before. I don't think that's going to tell the gender... especially this early.
     
  8. sarjaysar

    sarjaysar cosmic chicken

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    Far too young to sex - Jasmine certainly looks a few days older but not much. I can usually tell the sex of my silkies when about 5-6 weeks - so keep the photos coming as they get older.
     
  9. rissamdc

    rissamdc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is early. I believe either both are hens or one is a hen and one is a roo. Wait until they get older. It is pretty easy to tell by the sixe of comb, or the structure (is that the right word?) of the crest.
     
  10. TheCrazyClucker

    TheCrazyClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old do you think each one is? Thanks.
     

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