We are the newish owners to 7 Silkies. Three are 8 wks old (we got them at 3 days) and the other 4 are older birds (apparently born this year) that we obtained from another Silkie farmer. They looked to be 2 fully grown (if not sexually mature) birds, 1 that looked to be a older pullet and the 4th is the tiniest looking hen (we think).
We are not sure of gender on any of them, but have noticed 1 of the 3 youngsters has a wattle growing, and the other 2 have nothing. For the older birds (we asked for hens) only 1 has a wattle. The question....do all Silkies have wattles? Perhaps some of the birds are slower to develop, or do only Cockerels/Roosters have wattles?
Thanks in advance!
Edited by Steph n Kel - 11/19/15 at 1:21pm