what gender are my silkies?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by miohippus, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. miohippus

    miohippus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are my daughters two partridge silkies (sun and shine) they are 3 mos. are they old enough to tell the sex?


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  2. Keric

    Keric Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd guess a pullet and cockerel. One seems more macho looking to me lol

    It's hard to tell with only two. I have a pretty good guess when I'm watching them interacting with each other. Boys tend to fight more whereas the girls are generally content to just peck and be calm.
     
  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    both pullets as cockerels are a different color

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  4. miohippus

    miohippus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so at this age there would be a color difference? One of them has shiner feathers on it neck but the photo dosen't really show it.
     
  5. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    yes a cockerel would already be showng his coloring. shiny feathers just mean they are healthy birds
     
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