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10 Week Silkies

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by calientepocket, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. calientepocket

    calientepocket Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have four silkies I got back in October. I was thinking one of them might be a boy, but now I'm not so sure and think I may have four pullets. Hard to get pictures, as they are all a bit skittish still, but here they are:

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  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    So far they look like pullets. Of course close ups of their faces would help but since they are skittish that is kinda impossible.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I think that it is too young to be certain. I can't see any obvious cockerel characteristics, but there are no definite pullet characteristics, either.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I don't see anything screaming rooster, but young Silkies are notoriously difficult to sex. I would repost their pics again in about a month. I hope for your sake I am right and they are all pullets. :eek:)
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm thinking pullets for now, but Silkies are notoriously difficult to sex until they're older.
     
  6. calientepocket

    calientepocket Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I knew silkies were difficult to sex, I just wasn't sure how long to wait. Does anyone know at what age they tend to be "full grown"? My 3 cats like to sit right outside of their enclosed area and I'm sure that is what is making them more skittish. It's strange, because the cats are just fine all the other chickens, they always hang out in the run with them.

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  7. calientepocket

    calientepocket Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, about 14 weeks and we definitely have a roo. I believe it may be "Scarlet"- here are some photos.[​IMG]

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  8. calientepocket

    calientepocket Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried to get pictures of the other three, but it was dark, and my cat was scaring them so they would hardly stop squirming.

    "Jackie Blue"

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  9. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Scarlet and Edna look like cockerels to me. Scarlet is a very red partridge, females of that color are usually a more demur brown. And Edna is also leaking red. Thats a pretty good indicator that they could very well be boys....
     
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  10. calientepocket

    calientepocket Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the feedback. I am fairly certain you are correct, as the other two (Jackie & Veda) looked like they were trying to make nests in one corner of the coop while the suspected males were just strutting around. We'll see, but I'm suspecting they may both have to go soon :(
     

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