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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 6:23 pm 
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Can anyone tell what sex these two are? There's a few pics in my gallery.

The black one was the one I posted about with wry neck, he seems to be on the improve :wink:

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 6:50 pm 
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Hi Anna
Silkies are notouriously hard, but I will hazard a guess
Little white one a boy, starting to show streamers from the crest, comb appears wider and I can see wattles appering
Liittle grey one a girl, head flush is more rounded, comb is very small and narrow and no wattles.
But you are going to need to wait a while to be more sure, at least 4 weeks, better 8 weeks.
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 7:12 pm 
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Thanks Trev! It's so funny, the white one (boy) is called Betty and the black one (girl) is Roger :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 8:51 pm 
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hard to say, they both look a bit malish to me at the moment :?

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 9:00 pm 
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from my extensive experience (cough cough) and reading on the net, i would have thought the black was a boy (it looks more 'slicked back' than the white). the white i'm not as sure about, one photo looks like a hat, the other looks a bit slicked back.

helpful huh? :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 7:03 am 
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From the photos it's too hard to tell. Have you got any photos looking straight on at the comb?

I am thinking two pullets at this stage :lol: But need to see them straight on.

Is the hair at the top of the comb starting to close over yet?
They do tend to go through a bit of a boy looking stage at about 8-9 weeks anyway
So, you never know :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 10:03 am 
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i think that the white one is a male and the black/partrige on is a pullet

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think the dark one may be a girl, too early to tell really and can't decide on the white one,great help :rofl: would be interested to see pics again in about a month or so, cheers pam

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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 6:05 pm 
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Thanks for adding the pics and thanks so much for all the responses! I've tried to take some closer up photos, here they are....


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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 6:20 pm 
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With those pics I'd be leaning towards a white girls and a black boy (but I'm not vastly experienced at silkies!).

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I'll have a guess now :lol: White girl, grey boy if the comb on the grey one really is wider than on the white? I'm not sure that the new pics were taken at exactly the same distance from the subjects :?


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U\I'm afraid I'd have to disagree with cackles and have to say grey girl a dn white boy only quoting from how mine looked at this age and wishing I'd kept them and not given to friend only to find out pullet had died,
Wish I'd kept no pullets for me this season darn.......... :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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would say white a girl grey a boy (black as you call it) :!:
there cute any way :)

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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 7:49 am 
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I am still going with my first thoughts, and that was two pullets. The dark one is a bit strange though, 1st photo looks boyish but 2nd photo looks girlish. :lol:

Did you want them to both be girls? Or did you want a pair?

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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 11:42 am 
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Mel I wanted them both to be girls :biggrin: Especially the grey ( :wink: ) one as it has a wry neck and would be hard to even give away if it is a boy.

Thanks everyone for the responses, I'll probably post some more pics in a few weeks just to see how they've changed.


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