sexing silkies / haircuts for polish chucks

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primrose1

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sexing silkies / haircuts for polish chucks
« on: August 26, 2011, 22:12 »
I have three 8 week old silkies please could I have some advice on sexing them? I also have three new polish chickens, is it common practise to trim the hair around their faces so that they have better vision as my cockerel cannot see a thing under his big hair style??!!!

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rachelr

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Re: sexing silkies / haircuts for polish chucks
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2011, 22:16 »
i would love to know the answer to the polish as i have one and am soooo tempted to trim her so she could see better.

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Re: sexing silkies / haircuts for polish chucks
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2011, 10:26 »
I know, my cockerel literally cannot see a thing he has so much hair over his eyes. I think he might be a bit carmer if he could see things approaching and not just hear them!!

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Re: sexing silkies / haircuts for polish chucks
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2011, 10:28 »
I know people who show use a hairband or someething like micropore/vetwrap to tie the feathers back without damaging them, that may help :)

Sexing silkies is notoriously difficult, and often it is not until they eirhter crow or lay an egg you can be sure, unfortunately :(

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Re: sexing silkies / haircuts for polish chucks
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2011, 11:14 »
also when putting their feathers in a ponytail have a good look as they can be prone to mites in their headgear.
Staffies are softer than you think.

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Re: sexing silkies / haircuts for polish chucks
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2011, 16:31 »

Hi
I have a black silkie do.nt know what sex he/she is yet as daisy is only 20wks old but i have trimmed the feathers from her/him eyes as she was bumping into everything and two old chicken were picking on her now she can see and is happy running away from the big chicks  :D hope this helps x

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Re: sexing silkies / haircuts for polish chucks
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2011, 22:13 »
Thank you for the advice   :D



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