7 month old silkies, what gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Annie84, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. Annie84

    Annie84 Out Of The Brooder

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    Neither have crowed or laid an egg yet, so am wondering if anyone can help out. Here are some photos of the two of them that I took today in no particular order:

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  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I think you possibly have a pair. Side shots so we can see streamers and type would give us a better idea of sex.
     
  3. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have a pair. The one with the wide comb from side to side is a rooster. The other has a thin comb that is long from front to back; she is the pullet.
     
  4. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    Quote:I agree!!! Don't worry our silkies started laying at 8 and 9 months.......Enjoy those babies!!! We love ours!
     
  5. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have a pair. The one with the wide comb from side to side is a rooster. The other has a thin comb that is long from front to back; she is the pullet.

    I agree also​
     
  7. Annie84

    Annie84 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the replies, that is what I was starting to think, but like I said, I haven't even heard one of the silkies crowing. We've also got some Barred Rocks, two of which are cockerels, and 16 are pullets. They are all still seeming to get along fine, but I think I might separate the silkies relatively soon to prevent the rock cockerels going after the silkie.
     
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Hate to be the lone dissenting voice, but the alleged pullet seems to have a few streamers starting, and type just looks a bit more masculine to me. I think you have a pair of cockerels.
     
  9. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I agree.
     
  10. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    you have a pair. the one with the wide and larger comb is the roo
     

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