12 week old silkie...Male or Female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LeonieJane, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. LeonieJane

    LeonieJane Out Of The Brooder

    Hello,

    I couldn't find my original post...But I am trying to find out wether the below little darling is a male or female..Anyone have any idea?

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    He/She got a bit wet in the down pour this morning.
     
  2. marneypoo

    marneypoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like roo to me.
     
  3. LeonieJane

    LeonieJane Out Of The Brooder

    Do you mind me asking how you can tell cos I have no idea...I have never had silkies before.
     
  4. marneypoo

    marneypoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's still a little young to tell for sure. It would be a lot esier if I saw it in person. But the cockerels have the feathers on their head with the swept back look. Then they get the streamers off of the back of the head and neck. And they usually stand taller, more stretched out, gangly looking. The pullets have more of a rounded head, like a puff ball. They are usually shorter, squatty, rounder looking. The white one looks like a girl.
    Hope this helps.
     
  5. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. wildcat chix

    wildcat chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm gonna say pullets for both, the first one is older, that's all :)
     
  7. Remudamom

    Remudamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh dear, I thought pullet too.
     
  8. LeonieJane

    LeonieJane Out Of The Brooder

    This is Satay now...He is 14 weeks old.

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    What do you think? Male or female?
     
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2012
  9. EastCoastSilkies

    EastCoastSilkies Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks Like A Roo.
     
  10. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens


    Looks like a boy. He's very cute though :/
     

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