4 wk old Grey Silkie. Am I a Pullet or a Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Princessmoe 333, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. Princessmoe 333

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    This is Puff Nasty.
    Is it a a Blue or Grey Silkie?
    Is it a Ms. or a Mr.?



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  2. Wyandottes7

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    Its really too young to know. Silkies are hard to sex, even when they are older. I'd post more photos when "it" is at least 8 weeks old.

    I will say, "it" is very cute!
     
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  3. Princessmoe 333

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    Will do, thanks!
     
  4. Princessmoe 333

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    Update. Puff is now 7 weeks old. Any guesses on sex?

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  5. AraucanaAnnie

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    Hmmm...like someone said, silks are very hard to sex. I am by no means an expert. You could try posting pics to the silkie sexing thread. Read the first post to know what kind of pictures to post and also some tips. Someone will be able to help you there!

    Here is the link:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/579215/silkie-sexing
     
  6. BantamLover21

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    It is still too young to tell. If I had to guess, though, I would guess cockerel.
     
  7. Wyandottes7

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    So would I.
     
  8. MissSilkie

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    It's too young to know. I think it looks like a splash silkie, but it's tough to tell. Our silkie roo crowed at around 3 months, which is fairly early. He also started doing the "dance" around a week before the first crow. Watch for these sighns, and you should be able to figure it out at about 2-4 monthes IF IT'S A ROO: Very large, brain-like comb, up-right posture, keeping watch alot, a bit fiesty, more rough feeling feathers, crowing, and sometimes very sneaky (our rooster would slip through the fence of his enclosure), and also roo's (strangely) are smaller them the girls.
    Hope this helped, and good luck!
     
  9. MissSilkie

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    oh, and also roo's tend to have more mohawk like top knots, while females will have much rounder and larger ones. Look at my profile pic of my silkie girl Jule, her top knot is HUGE. sShe can't see very well, so we're thinking about giving her a "hair-cut".
     
  10. Princessmoe 333

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    Thank you everyone. I hope my little Puff is a girl!!! Looks like I'll have to wait.
     

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