Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kwphotomom, Jun 9, 2017.
I heard today that if the comb is larger than the beak (width?) then it's a rooster.
I'm leaning towards cockerel, but not 100% sure. It's a beauty, anyhow!
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!
Well, now that I look at the comb closer I'm not sure, I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
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.
Thanks! And you were right, Guy started crowing this week!!
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!
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.
Im leaning towards pullet