what sex and breed are my silkies?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by josh ingram, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. josh ingram

    josh ingram New Egg

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    just wondering if anyone can tell me waht sex and breed are theses three silkie chickens.
    If you have any infomation on silkies or my silies please tell me as need any infomation as possable.
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    Thank you please respond if you now what sex they are and
    any other infomatinon.

    thanks everbody for helping
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    The best place to post your question is in the What Breed or Sex section of the forum.
     
  3. littlecritters

    littlecritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is a Silkie thread just for silkie lovers. Lots of great info on that thread, but may take you hrs to read it all. There is another thread on Silkie Showing, Breeding and Genetics thread for serious discussions.

    It is hard for me to see your silkies on my phone, so I can't venture any guess of sex. Silkies are slower to mature and lay eggs, so sometimes it can take 4-5 months to accurately determine gender and 7-8 months or longer before they start laying.

    Silkies are different from other breeds in some ways, such as their feathers do not repel water, they usually do not roost and would rather sleep together in a big fluffy pile on the coop floor.

    If you post on the Silkie Thread, let folks know whether your birds are from a hatchery and how old they age. Many folks on that thread are breeders and if you look at some of the pics, you will see a big difference between hatchery birds vs breeder birds.

    Silkies are often docile and sweet tempered. So, you should have some nice pets!
     
  4. littlecritters

    littlecritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    *know how old they are*
     
  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  6. The Howards

    The Howards Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] and welcome to the flock from NC... like it was suggested by 1muttsfan and littlecritters check out those threads and post pics there, the people in those threads really know their stuff
     
  7. josh ingram

    josh ingram New Egg

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    Thanks up for all the replys. They are 17 weeks old and I hatched them off in my own incubator.
     
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hey from Kansas, Josh, and [​IMG]! I know nothing about guessing the gender of silkies but just wanted to welcome you all the same!
     
  9. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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    Hello & welcome to BYC from The Heartland of Kentucky!


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  10. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

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