What gender and colour are my 4 silkie chicks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SunflowerTheBun, Dec 14, 2016.

  1. SunflowerTheBun

    SunflowerTheBun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4 silkie chicks hatched to a partridge mum and a black (kind of) dad - 1 month and 19 days today.
    (Hatched on 26/10/16)
    Any ideas regarding colour classification and/or gender?

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    Named Mr. Feathers by me even though she's a girl
    Dad: [​IMG] Named Prince Pom Pom by my friend
    Chicks:[​IMG]
    This one has always been the biggest in size and the most adventurous - I'm thinking male? Their name is Chippy Chirpy (my friend named them).
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    This one has always been the smallest by quite a bit (last hatched, perhaps a little while later?) I'm thinking same colour as dad? My friend also named this one: Princess Popkins (or Prince if they turn out male)
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    Named Earl Grey by me (will change if they're a girl to some other title and then Grey, even though Earl Grey is amazing because of the tea). Not much to say about this one and the next, they've been pretty regular.
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    This is Countess (or Count if boy) Coco
     
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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Silkies are one of the most difficult breeds to sex before 4-5 mos. of age. All I could give you at this point is a wild guess.
     
  3. SunflowerTheBun

    SunflowerTheBun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I thought it'd be too early.
     
  4. bantamsrmyfav

    bantamsrmyfav Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's cool how a white one hatched from a partridge mom and black dad. My guess would be that the others might be considered Grey or Grey Partridge.
     
  5. SunflowerTheBun

    SunflowerTheBun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! Yes, well they're Aunty is white (kind of) so I can understand that, all the colours must be in the genes somewhere. I say kind of because she's sorta golden (maybe porcelain?) idk but thanks for replying!
     
  6. bantamsrmyfav

    bantamsrmyfav Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Neato! That makes sense why Mr. Feathers is a lighter Partridge if White silkies are in her family.
     
  7. SunflowerTheBun

    SunflowerTheBun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Neato indeed! (great word btw) I've seen pictures of other partridges and thought they were dark, but yes, Mr. Feathers is just light. Thanks for replying!
     
  8. SunflowerTheBun

    SunflowerTheBun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really need to post more pictures, their 'pom poms' are really growing so soon I think we'll have some idea. Anyway, will leave it a little longer and find time at some point. Thanks for all the replies so far! My chick raising adventure has been fun. :D
     
  9. Cluckcluck1215

    Cluckcluck1215 Chillin' With My Peeps

    The last chick I do not know the Gender but looks like a Partrige.The first chick photo is a White Silkie and looks like a Cockerel.And the picture of Popkins is to small to see, sorry :( and Earl Grey looks like she might turn out to be Gray!She is a blue silkie
     
  10. bantamsrmyfav

    bantamsrmyfav Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're welcome, thanks for your replies too! Look [​IMG] forward to the pictures!
     

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