8-10 week Silkie...cockerel or pullet...lots of pics

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kwphotomom, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. kwphotomom

    kwphotomom Out Of The Brooder

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  2. clawstar

    clawstar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard today that if the comb is larger than the beak (width?) then it's a rooster.
    but IDK
     
  3. Lokibinian

    Lokibinian Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm leaning towards cockerel, but not 100% sure. It's a beauty, anyhow!
     
  4. pineapple416

    pineapple416 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not exactly sure...I feel like I'm leaning towards pullet. If it develops more streamers and sickles it is probably a rooster, this is the easiest way to tell gender with silkies. Great pictures of this pretty bird!
     
  5. pineapple416

    pineapple416 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, now that I look at the comb closer I'm not sure, I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    How old? I would have said pullet till I saw the comb. It's not written in stone but pullets usually have a narrow comb and males have a hideous fat toad growing out of their head.
     
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  7. kwphotomom

    kwphotomom Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! And you were right, Guy started crowing this week!!
     
  8. kwphotomom

    kwphotomom Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!! Our sweet Guy (named after Guy from Diners, Drive in and Dives...white spikey hair, haha!) started crowing earlier this week! At least I think that's a crow. I don't necessarily notice the streamers or sickles, but maybe it's just harder to identify those in a silkie. Either way, Guy is growing into a pretty bird and has a very sweet disposition, so he stays no matter what!
     
  9. kwphotomom

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    He was about 10 weeks in those photos, he's about 15 weeks now and I believe I heard him crow a few times earlier this week! Pretty sure it's a boy :) Thank you so much for the info, we now have a few more silkies and this will be helpful in identifying their gender! I'll probably post some pics of them later for feedback.
     
  10. LilJoe

    LilJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im leaning towards pullet
     

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