15 week old black silkie - hen or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sherwoodchicks, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. sherwoodchicks

    sherwoodchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    This is Clover, my 15 week old black silkie. I'm a new chicken owner and I know that sex is hard to tell with silkies. I feel she's a hen but I am not 100% sure. Does Clover look like a hen or roo?
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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I think that clover is a pullet, too. But until she either crows or lays an egg, it is difficult to know for sure. [​IMG]
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    I'd vote girl on Clover so far also, but silkies seem to change their minds an awful lot.
     
  4. 2jsbabyfarm

    2jsbabyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also say pullet! I have 2 that are 11-12 Weeks and they both look like that. Hope we both end up with little ladies!!
     
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  5. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullet. She is unbearded and the unbearded roosters usually have large wattles by that age.
     
  6. sherwoodchicks

    sherwoodchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all for your comments. I am happy that she's likely a pullet. We had to re-home our two roosters this morning and it was really hard.
     
  7. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know how you feel, they are just like any other pet you get so attached to them. It's sad. Good luck with your silkie, silkies are great chickens!
     

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