17 week old Silkie - male or female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by PowellAnimals, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. PowellAnimals

    PowellAnimals Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know these are really hard to sex. Any ideas on this one?

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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I would guess pullet, but I'm really not sure.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    It looks like a pullet to me. :eek:)
     
  4. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was gonna say rooster.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Pullet
     
  6. UberchicRanch

    UberchicRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there,

    It's actually a little too early to tell. If you had other Silkies of the same age, that would be a better way to compare. With that being said, and of course with a margin of error, based on what I'm seeing in the photos you provided, this looks like a Blue Silkie pullet (hen).

    Good luck!
     
  7. PowellAnimals

    PowellAnimals Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great, thanks everyone! Hoping for pullets and only my white one of the same age has started crowing so I am hoping this is a pullet!
     
  8. Michael OShay

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    You're welcome, and good luck in having a pullet. :eek:)
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Is this a hatchery bird? I wouldn't render an opinion this early. It may be my vision but, looks like it has some" hard "feathers
     
  10. PowellAnimals

    PowellAnimals Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes it is a hatchery bird and all of my Silkies from the hatchery have hard feathers on the ends of the wings unfortunately.
     

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