5 month old Silkies - Hens or Roos?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by azchickies, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. azchickies

    azchickies Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's a few shots of my two silkies. Any opinions would be really helpful! I've heard some crowing so it would reason at least one is a rooster, but they won't do it while I'm watching so I can't figure out who!

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  2. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Both look like pullets to me
     
  3. azchickies

    azchickies Out Of The Brooder

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    I read somewhere that silkie hens sometimes crow. Is that true?
     
  4. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine never did, but the cockerels and pullets usually have very different hairdos.

    ETA: I only had 3 silkie hens and 1 cockerel on accident (they came in an assortment box).
     
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  5. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Pullets do not crow. A crowing hen is usually older, often with a reproductive disorder. Are the second and fourth pictures the same bird? I think I can see streamers starting to form.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Pullets, although the combs look a little large for a pullet.
     
  7. azchickies

    azchickies Out Of The Brooder

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    They are so difficult to tell apart! Their coloring and feathers, everything is on the two of them is nearly identical.

    In reference to the photo of them both together, the first and forth photos are the bird on the left, the second and last are the bird on the right... I'm pretty sure... if it helps I can take more photos!!!
     
  8. azchickies

    azchickies Out Of The Brooder

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    also, they're both vaulted if that helps at all.
     
  9. SkylineFarms

    SkylineFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read somewhere on BYC that it is rare for a male Silkie to be vaulted, so just based on that I am going to say these are both hens.
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Look like pullets to me.
     

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