What gender/age are these silkies?

Brandon97

Chirping
8 Years
Jun 1, 2011
136
1
89
Newport, Wales, UK.
Hey It's Brandon
I recently acquired 12 bantam breeds. 7 are silkies. I got them off a friend as a present, because i have been looking for silkies for ages, and couldnt find them here in wales (UK).he bought them off a breeder and forgot to ask the age. I am clueless as i have only ever had regular fowl chicks. Could You please see if you can help, as i need to know ASAP, some people are saying 6-7 weeks and need to be off heat, and others say 2, so i kept them on to be sure. I need to know if I should change them to growers as well, i havent switched just incase. If any one can tell the gender of the chicks as well that will be fab. Oh, and can I keep bantams with the others, or should i put them in a seperate run & coop? I have 16 normal fowl, and 2 khaki campbell ducks.

1-partridge silkie



2-partridge silkie



3-black silkie



4-black silkie



5-white silkie




6-White X buff silkie



7-Buff silkie



Sorry about the photo quality, it was done on my phone.
I will post pics of the other 5 later, i wanted to concentrate fully on the silkies.
Thanks in advance.
Brandon
 

Andora

Songster
11 Years
Aug 26, 2008
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Lexington, Kentucky
You have to upload your photos to somewhere public, like photobucket or flickr, then for example from Flickr right click on the photo and copy the URL link. Then use that in between the
. I think you did it right in your earlier post, your photos are just not hosted in the right place for us to see them!
 

Brandon97

Chirping
8 Years
Jun 1, 2011
136
1
89
Newport, Wales, UK.
Thanks, I'll try again.
here they are!

1-partridge silkie



2-partridge silkie



3-buff silkie



4-white X buff silkie



5-white silkie


(the gold is just a reflection)

6-black silkie



7-black silkie



As i said before, image quality isnt great. I used facebook, hope this is ok. thanks in advance.
Brandon.
 

Brandon97

Chirping
8 Years
Jun 1, 2011
136
1
89
Newport, Wales, UK.
Didnt work again! maybe it doesnt work with facebook, so i'll try uploads again.
Here we go!!


1-Partridge silkie


2-Partridge silkie


3-white silkie


4-white X buff silkie


5-buff silkie


6-black silkie


7-black silkie


Thanks in advance, hope this works, and sorry again for pic quality. If you need pictures of their bodies just ask and i will post.
 

Brandon97

Chirping
8 Years
Jun 1, 2011
136
1
89
Newport, Wales, UK.
Thanks! i was desperate to know! When would you recommend off heat, growers and outside? i have a separate run made for them. Ive had chicks before, in fact i have 6 8 wk olds and a hen setting eggs,but never bantams, i heard they have different requirements?
 

tinychicky

Songster
9 Years
Mar 24, 2010
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Hollis, New Hampshire
nope, they'll be fine outside and on grower at 6-8 weeks like any other chicken unless the weather conditions are extreme
very pretty silkies, BTW, i love that buff one!
 

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