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Is this buff silkie a cockerel?????

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I am thinking that this is a cockerel. He was born in July, so around 2 and a half months old.Maybe slightly older. Is this a cockerel or a pullet?

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/30032_buff_cockerel_001.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/30032_buff_cockerel_002.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/30032_buff_cockerel_003.jpg

Thank you!


Edited by vpeterson - 10/3/10 at 3:21pm
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post #2 of 6

Yup, a cockerel.

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Originally Posted by SundownWaterfowl 

Yup, a cockerel.


How can you tell??  I'm curious so I can figure out a few of my own.

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Breeder of blue, black, splash, and buff bearded silkies.  Visit me @ www.sensationalsilkiesbyblake.com and on FB @ www.facebook.com/SensationalSilkiesByBlake
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post #4 of 6

I'd say a cockerel too. The comb is pretty well sized, but he also has that "frown" in his mouth shape and facial structure.

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Araucanas, Polish, Shamos, Olive Eggers, and a handful of Finn Sheep, Wensleydale Sheep, Gotland Sheep, Kinder Goats, a Yak, and various rare breed Turkeys, Ducks, and Pigs.

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post #5 of 6

I have 4 silkie babies a little more than 2 weeks old. One has a very wide comb 'area' although it's still completely smooth with no evidence of any bumps. The other 3 have very narrow combs. Could this be an indication of a rooster? The width is very similar, proportionally, to the OP's picture in the 1st post. The baby is, also,  bigger and has a  lot more feathers on the legs than the other 3. I guess pics would help, huh? We were just watching them and we noticed all of these things.

post #6 of 6

yep looks like it

i got over 30 chicks commin up. and have a breeding trio if EE bantams.
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i got over 30 chicks commin up. and have a breeding trio if EE bantams.
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