Sexing Silkie Chickens 4 Months Old

MissyC2012

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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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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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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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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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Hi holm..yep, I had some paints before. I had a really pretty paint SG. :)
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This is a splash silkie below. :)
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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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