7 week old Silkie cross

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Tailwise, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. Tailwise

    Tailwise Chirping

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    Yes, yes. I know at this age and for a Silkie cross (Wyandotte mother, Silkie father) it's probably a guessing game, but I only have the one chick, and if it's not a pullet, I'll have to take it to someone else. So far I've been thinking/hoping pullet-- there's no strutting their stuff going on with this one.

    Thoughts?

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  2. MotherHen75

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    Im sorry but it that’s a big comb! i think it’s a young cockerel. He should start crowing soon. He’s so pretty!
     
  3. AltonaAcres

    AltonaAcres Songster

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    I was actually thinking pullet.
     
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  4. AltonaAcres

    AltonaAcres Songster

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    Even if it was a cockerel, it probably would not crow for a couple more months.
     
  5. Tailwise

    Tailwise Chirping

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    I did accidentally attach a picture of my 5-year-old hen when I posted this originally (the rest of the pictures were posted as photos, that one was an attachment), I suspect that might have been the one MotherHen was responding to. My bad!
     
  6. AltonaAcres

    AltonaAcres Songster

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    That makes sense.
     
  7. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    It’s a pullet without a doubt. When you cross a black skinned cock over yellow or white skinned hens you get dermal sex links. This only works with hens who have yellow or white skin and yellow or white legs.
    Here are 2 Silkie x Red Sex Links. The one with yellow legs is a cockerel and the one with dark legs is a pullet (well now she’s a hen). E7942328-26FE-42C5-B783-4EF4BAB28956.jpeg CC8517CE-69F1-4345-80F2-795ABB22E401.jpeg
     
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  8. MotherHen75

    MotherHen75 Songster

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    Yeah.
     
  9. MotherHen75

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    I had a cockerel that crowed at 8 weeks. Sounded ridiculous but he got better
     
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  10. Tailwise

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    Oh wow if she's sex-linked that's a massive relief. Thank you!
     

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