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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 12:26 pm 
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So I have 3 silkies, one of which is definitely a boy as he is already crowing, but I am stumped on my remaining 2. Any telltail signs that define their sex would be much appreciated!

Chick 1 - white/ silver red mottled colour, has more of an upright spiked comb that is pinky red, wattles coming through

Chick 2 - charcoal coloured, has a rose/walnut style comb, very small wattles poking through

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 6:10 pm 
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Basing it on no knowledge whatsoever, I'm guessing the second is a male based on the tail feathers. The first maybe a girl, but going by your description of it's comb it sounds rather boy-like too. I really don't have any idea though!


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 7:05 pm 
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Hi there, you can tell the sex of silkies quite easily by looking at there combs, i can usally tell there sex quite accurately at 6 weeks of age. But not crowing is a good sign they will be hens. A hens comb is small, the cockerels comb will grow a lot wider than a hens.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:19 pm 
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Some pics of their combs and one of my roosters for comparison


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:42 pm 
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I would say a rooster and a hen, but you'll have to wait and see.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:47 pm 
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Chick 2 is male and has a better 'Silky comb' than your rooster, who seems to have passed the blade comb onto the other chick - which I think is female.


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