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4 Silkies...Pullets or Cockerels??? Plz help!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by carolinachickie, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. carolinachickie

    carolinachickie Out Of The Brooder

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    I was given four Silkies on Monday. I'm not exactly sure of their exact age since they were given to me from a family friend's boss who got them from a classroom that hatched them. Not sure if they are old enough to start guessing yet, but which look like pullets/cockerels? Thanks! I'm really hoping at least the white one is a pullet! Fingers crossed!!!......

    Marshmallow:

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    Nugget:

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    Tater Tot:

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    Popcorn:

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    And a few group shots of all four of them:

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I am going to go out on a limb (which I know better than to do when it comes to young silkies) and say that you have hit the jackpot with 3 pullets and a cockerel. You are welcome to come back in 3months and tell me how far wrong I am. [​IMG]
     
  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    looks like either:
    1 cockerel and 3 pullets
    OR
    2 cockerels and 2 pullets
     
  4. carolinachickie

    carolinachickie Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks...which ones do you think look like the cockerels? I really hope the white one turns out to be a pullet, but not so sure now. :(
     
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens


    I think these two are your cockerels.
     
  6. carolinachickie

    carolinachickie Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh no! The one that I really wanted to be a pullet..Just my luck lol :(

    Thanks though.
     
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    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  9. carolinachickie

    carolinachickie Out Of The Brooder

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    I figured that Popcorn is a cockerel. As soon as I opened the box and layed eyes on him I instantly said, "that's a boy". But how can you tell that Marshmallow (the white one) is a cockerel? I just can't seem to tell with him or any of the others...but again, I am a beginner with chickens and just trying to learn as much as possible. :)
     
  10. carolinachickie

    carolinachickie Out Of The Brooder

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    Well it turned out that Nugget (the brown one) is a cockerel, and Popcorn (the lighter grey one) is also a cockerel. Which I figured Popcorn was, but was surprised that Nugget is too. The white and other grey are pullets. At least I get to keep the two of them and thank goodness the white one turned out to be a pullet because I really like her :) They are a lot more fluffy now too, especially the top of Marshmallow's head and beard.
     

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