What does the blue on a silkie indicate? if anything?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChickenWendy, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. ChickenWendy

    ChickenWendy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does the blue shine on the waddles indicate sex at all on silkies? i have 2 white silkies that are about 6 weeks old that are developing a "blue shine" on what looks like possible wattles. and i noticed in the online poultry show for silkies that there were some with the blue on them but i think all were female. or am i just being stupid?
    i'm trying to figure out sex but i cant on the silkies.
     
  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    Have any pics?
     
  3. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Wendy, All Silkies should have bluish ear lobes, males and females alike.
     
  4. ChickenWendy

    ChickenWendy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:ok. i just noticed it mostly on the white ones. but ok. i was hoping it was indicative of females. i just read a post on here about how silkie females have more rounded poofs & the males have more of a spiked back kind of poof. i hope that is true because i cant make heads or tails out of whose comb is wider. but then again my silkies are only 7 weeks old.

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