12 week old silkies - pullets or cockerels?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Pyxis, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    I know it may be a bit too early to tell, especially since they came from SQ parents and are ridiculously fluffy. No comb or wattle development yet on any of them.

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    And my little favorite, a splash:
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    Thanks for any guesses! I keep looking for streamers but I'm not sure what I'm looking for at this age.
     
  2. BantamLover21

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    As you suspected, it is a bit young to tell. In many cases, you won't know the gender of Silkies until they either crow or lay an egg, so it might be a long wait. But, at least in my opinion, neither one of your birds are looking cockerel-ish. If I had to say that one was a cockerel, though, I would say that the black one is a cockerel. They're both beautiful birds! Are you going to show them?
     
  3. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    Thanks! There's actually four - the first three pictures are of two different blue birds. The lighting wasn't the best in the coop when I took the pictures. I haven't decided yet whether to show them or not, I've never done it before so it would take lots of research.
     
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  4. reckless

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    Splash is a pullet. Hard to say for the others but Blue #2 might be a cockerel- going by the crest. Standing pictures would be better. Black too.
    Blue #1 to me looks like it could go other way unless I see standing pics ;)
     
  5. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    Thanks! I'll get some standing pictures tomorrow. Today when I let them out they collapsed in a heap and started dust bathing so I couldn't get good pictures except of the splash. Silly things.
     
  6. reckless

    reckless Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're welcome :) Alrighty! I look forward to them! (also, standing from the side would be the best. And a pic of them all together would be great too!)
    (They really are silly haha!)
     
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  7. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    Okay, here are some new pictures of one blue and the black - of course the blue I'm thinking is a cockerel dunked his head in the water dish and ruined his crest so I'll have to get a picture of him tomorrow. Darn birds :rolleyes:

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    My camera has issues focusing on the black because she's so dark so here are a couple pictures:

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  8. drumstick diva

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    can't see the comb formation on them - would be great if the topknot was held back (rubber band?) and a clear, closeup of the front - face and comb. All I can see if black feathers.
     
  9. Pyxis

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    None of them have any comb development as of yet. But I'll see if I can get some pictures of their combs for you. It's really had with all the fluff.
     
  10. Aaisha

    Aaisha Chillin' With My Peeps


    try, maybe we could gues for you, although i m not an expert. also, most silkie hens, have got smooth combs, and roosters got bumpier combs
    agreed, need them
     

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