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11 week old silkie

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mtnmom85, Mar 13, 2018.

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  1. mtnmom85

    mtnmom85 In the Brooder

    silkie3.jpg silkie4.jpg silkie5.jpg silkie1.jpg silkie2.jpg I have 2 white silkies. They look exactly alike and the breeder(my brother in law) thinks they are both girls. Can I please get your opinions? I am only posting pictures of the one since they both look so much a like its hard to tell them apart.
    *****I should add that both the silkies are followers. We have a Bantam Cochin Roo, a Barred Rock Roo and an EE Roo. This silkie and the other both follow the Bantam Roo around. If he gets up and walks somewhere else, they follow him. No crowing only little chirps as they run around.
     
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  2. Kailey the Animal Lover

    Kailey the Animal Lover Chirping

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    I don't know much about silkies, but he looks like he has roo feathers.
     
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  3. MissMaple

    MissMaple Chirping

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    Don't count on me but I *think* they're pullets. They don't have wattles. Is this a sign of anything?
     
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  4. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude Premium Member

    It looks like a Pullet to me.
     
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  5. legit chickens

    legit chickens In the Brooder

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    I believe those are both pullets. Since they are 11 weeks and the combs are not that large i'm pretty sure they are both girls unless they show signs of crowing.
     
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  6. Rubysword

    Rubysword Crowing

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    The comb is so small that I'm thinking pullet. I could be wrong, though. Very nice pictures and beautiful bird!
     
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  7. mtnmom85

    mtnmom85 In the Brooder

    See, I wasn't too sure about the waddles because I know out Barred Rock hen has small waddles. By looking at the top of its head it makes me think pullet because its more like a pom pom on its head, but then again....I have no clue what I am talking about LOL
     
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  8. MissMaple

    MissMaple Chirping

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    I thought that because they don't have waddles they're hens. Is that not it?
     
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  9. mtnmom85

    mtnmom85 In the Brooder

    No signs of crowing at all. They do walk around chirping though. Our Bantam Cochin who hatched the same night as our Silkies is already crowing and shows definite signs that its a rooster. The silkies are just very passive and love to follow to Roosters around, which to me kinda shows more of a hen's personality.
     
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  10. mtnmom85

    mtnmom85 In the Brooder

    I'm not sure about Silkies, but I know that other breeds hens do have small waddles.
     

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