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4 month old Silkies what gender? (5 pics)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Little Cluckers, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. Little Cluckers

    Little Cluckers Keep Calm and Buy Chickens

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    These are hatchery quality silkies that I got in early September.


    Roo?
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    Roo?
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    Pullet?
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  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Probably still to young to be accurate, but I'd say your pretty right on with your guesses. The roo looks to have a 'roo like' tail and streamers starting to develop in his top knot.

    RTA: I dont know now... the other one kinda looks a little roo like to me also now that I'm looking at it again. In the last pic of the pullet, the hackles are what clued me.
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2010
  3. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    At 4 months, they're definitely pullets. Cockerels would have developed combs and wattles by now, especially on the non-bearded.
     
  4. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I disagree.... But someone should be crowing in a few months, so just give it a little more time.
     

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