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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:56 am 
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I'm still trying to decide if Snowy and Buffy are boys or girls and wondering if the panel can help.
Some of you had an idea of sex last time do you still think the same?
I might add they are camera shy so not the best shots :)
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In my (very inexperienced) opinion, they both look like boys. But I am probably wrong :lol: How old are they now?

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Hi NellyG I'm not sure as the seller had no real idea. I estimate they could be anywhere between 16-20 weeks. The white one has very thick legs and talks all the time and was the smaller when I got them grew like crazy and very quiet.
The brown one still cheeps has very skinny legs and the tail is slower feathering fully seems a different shape more petite not as quiet as snowy(white).

If I look at their heads very similar now when feathers are dry quite round but their wattles seem big compared to my bantams not sure if this means anything as they are proberly standard silkies.
The white silkie has better feathering on the legs also but seems not as pretty in shape tail hangs down more now.

I've been checking out any photo's on the web between sexes and its quite confusing. :roll:

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both cockerels

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Oh bugger that's what I thought but they're not crowing.... :(

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i'm sorry, i think they are both cockerels too


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i think they are chooks! :D


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Mmm,...both boys. Whilst silkies can start crowing early, some dont start till later, especially if there are no other roosters nearby to learn from and compete with. These guys show the longer legs, crest streamers, large combs and wattles of male silkies.

You just need a couple of girls now!

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agree---both boys :( cheers pam

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:cry: I was so excited when I found these two, I'm starting to think the whole cage was full of young roo chicks because the seller was so vague about them. Oh well they're lovely little things its hard here as no one advertises for silkies.

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I think they look lovely!

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Thanks NellyG I'm quite happy with them and am quite attached to them now.
I'm just terrified they will crow very loudly and cause my neighbour to go off. I just couldn't chop off their heads :cry:

It would be much easier if chooks were more popular in my area its so hard to find the people with chooks let alone specific breeds oh well I'll just keep trying :)

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