22 week old Silkies.......Help me with Genders?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mcleveland, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. mcleveland

    mcleveland Out Of The Brooder

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    I have posted before questioning the genders of my silkies, when they were 15 weeks old. They will be 22 weeks on Tuesday. When they were 15 weeks I had several people tell me the black one looked like a Rooster. Well, the black on crowed this morning. So now, I am wondering about the two splashes I have.

    I "think" maybe the darker of the splashes is a rooster as well? (first picture)

    And maybe the lighter of the splashes is a pullet/hen? (second picture)

    I would like opinions of those more experienced with silkies than me. This is my first time having silkies. And I just ADORE them! I love the sounds they make. Who know a chicken could pur??

    Thanks for any help you can give me!

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    I think this one (Bernard) is a rooster.






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    And we are really hoping this one is a pullet/hen. ???? (no-name, as of yet)
    This one is the smaller of the three, has been the smallest since day 1.
     
  2. Hatching

    Hatching Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First one is definitely a cockerel. The second one does look like a pullet
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     
  4. Soot the silkie

    Soot the silkie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just my opinion, but they all look like cockerels to me.
     
  5. mcleveland

    mcleveland Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you both! That's what I'm hoping for [​IMG]
     
  6. mcleveland

    mcleveland Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your feedback!
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    First one is definitely a cockerel, but I'm leaning towards pullet on the second one.
     
  8. mcleveland

    mcleveland Out Of The Brooder

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    I am hoping you are right! But that's my guess as well. I can definitely say, both cockerels are as sweet as can be! But the one in the 2nd picture, she/he is sweet, but feisty too! And IF it turns out to be a pullet, her name will be Feisty-Fiona [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. Soot the silkie

    Soot the silkie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hehe. Great name![​IMG]
     
  10. mcleveland

    mcleveland Out Of The Brooder

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    I have news this morning. Bernard (first pic) started crowing this morning! So now I definitely have TWO Silkie roo's. Here's hoping the third one DOESN'T crow...... [​IMG][​IMG]
     

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