What sex am I? Silkies and SG and which one of me is the lucky keeper

AHappychick

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Ok so I have these guys I am thinking they are all cockerels but wanted a second opinion. Also if you were to keep one for breeding (black one out of course) which one and why? thanks
These guys were born in late Feb

ETA oh its been raining here for weeks so please excuse the messy chooks


positive is a roo







Partridge thought at one point to be a hen now I am not so sure...











Showgirl have no idea on this one, it has somewhat of a thin pointy black comb but it is small.





here is the poor colored black one I think is a boy





THANKS FOR LOOKING
 
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Chickie Mamma

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Hello.. The black and the gray look like boys to me. I am not sure of the Partridge. I love the coloring on the gray. The black has too many colors coming through, I am partial to partridge, so if thats a boy I would keep him. I love the gray though, oh, I am soo confused!! I hate having to pick which ones to keep.
 

vfem

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I think the partridge coloring is gorgeous, the grey is ok both seem rooish to me.... The showgirl may still be a pullet.

I am also not sure on the black but looks more pullety to me, the color is way off though.

The toes are wrong on the grey and ok on the partridge... I'd got with the partridge. I wouldn't breed the others.
 
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AHappychick

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Quote:ohh would you explain the toe thing for me? and what makes them wrong? it was hard to get them to flex their feet while taking the pic.
 

Sonoran Silkies

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Both sets of toes are fine, although neither is perfect. The first is super except that the 5th toe should point backwards, not forwards. One the 2nd photo the 5th toe is not as well separated from the 4th as it ought to be. Toes are only 5 out of 100 points--not that important as compared with other things.

The black is the only one that looks male; all the rest look female.
 

AHappychick

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really Sonoran you thing the gray and the partridge are females and the Show Girl too??? I would be so happy if that was the case I thought the partridge had better toe seperation but you think the gray one does? I am so confused.
 

Sonoran Silkies

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positive is a roo--why?







See how wide-spread all the toes are?


Partridge thought at one point to be a hen now I am not so sure...why?










see how the 4th and 5th toe are kind of webbed together? And it appears that there may be some webbing between the 3rd and 4th as well. 2nd & 3rd are too far apart

Showgirl have no idea on this one, it has somewhat of a thin pointy black comb but it is small.




The showgirl looks like a girl.

here is the poor colored black one I think is a boy

I agree
 

AHappychick

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well I thought the gray and partridge were boys cause they are so much bigger than my other females, and they are not as round. Also I see the gray one play fighting a lot, also their tails seem to have some longer feathers than the others.

Now I see what you mean with the toes, so much to learn.

what should I be looking for when sexing?

thank you so much, I was about to sell most of them lol now I am gonna hold on to them and see what happens.
 

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