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Sexing Silkie Chickens 4 Months Old

Discussion in 'Chickens' started by MissyC2012, May 10, 2017.

  1. May 10, 2017
    MissyC2012

    MissyC2012 Exploring the pasture

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    I have 2 Silkie chickens that we have raised from eggs. I think they are considered "Splash Silkies". We cannot figure out if they are male or female by their behavior or appearance. They are the most docile, laid back, pet friendly birds we have. They are not, however, fond of being outside. When we put them outside, they lay on their sides in the sunshine and actively avoid the other chickens, then they sit on the porch and peck the door to come back in.
    Can you please let me know if these are male or female? Neither has started to crow, but one definitely appears to be growing a comb while the other is not.
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  2. May 10, 2017
    Dozclan12

    Dozclan12 Loving the herd life

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    Your cuties are not splash, in fact, I think I see some Partridge in there. Pretty babies. The biggest reason for silkies being docile is because...they can't see! My girls have such a fluff around their eyes, that I trim. It's so cute when they can finally see. Think about it, your babies have a hood over their eyes. Can't see up. And if the puff is real thick, they can't see sideways too good.

    From what I can see, the only one looking like a boy is the one in the middle. Hard to tell by photo for sure. You will see more pink/purplish..showing up on wattles by 5 months for the boys. :)
     
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  3. May 11, 2017
    perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Loving the herd life

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    the only way I can tell is when it crows..... :th
     
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  4. May 11, 2017
    holm25

    holm25 Chillin' with the herd

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    Definitely one pullet in there. Maybe just maybe the other is a cockerel... Maybe... They are Partridge Silkies. Splash are a white color with black and blue feathers scattered around... Well in a silkies case black and blue fluff...
     
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    Dozclan12

    Dozclan12 Loving the herd life

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    Hi holm..yep, I had some paints before. I had a really pretty paint SG. :) 011.JPG


    This is a splash silkie below. :)
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    holm25

    holm25 Chillin' with the herd

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    Stunning! Are you a BYCer? You aren't by chance Cynthia12 on BYC?
     
  7. May 12, 2017
    Dozclan12

    Dozclan12 Loving the herd life

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    I am! And thank you. :)
     
  8. May 13, 2017
    AngieNPeeps

    AngieNPeeps Ridin' The Range

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    Driving me crazy that I don't know who anyone is!
     
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    Dozclan12

    Dozclan12 Loving the herd life

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    Are you on BYC Angie?
     
  10. May 15, 2017
    Pstock44

    Pstock44 Ridin' The Range

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    I know this thread was started for sexing. Mine are only 6 weeks today but color types were mentioned so I hope you don't my asking what these would be considered. Thanks for any thoughts.

    Blue or Lavender? And a Partridge?
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    This one was kind of all amber at 4 days old but is now creamy white with a touch of amber still on her (I hope) head and neck.
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