Any ideas on gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by silkieie, Jun 25, 2016.

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  1. silkieie

    silkieie Just Hatched

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    I have a silkie which I am not sure if it is a pullet or not. I'm leaning towards rooster because of the feathers on its head. But I am still undecided. Let me know what you think. Thanks a lot!

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  2. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    Silkies are hard....guessing Cockerel
     
  3. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Pullet...
     
  4. silkieie

    silkieie Just Hatched

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    Thanks chicknannie. That's what I'm thinking but I have 1 other silkie and been getting 2 eggs on some days. So I assumed both were pullets.
     
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  5. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hummm, maybe we're wrong :) If you're getting 2 eggs a day & there's no crowing, RavynFallen is right = pullet . I was guessing Cockerel due the head feathering, not round & puffy. Keep us posted please.
     
  6. silkieie

    silkieie Just Hatched

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    This is why I keep changing my mind! The spiky head makes me think cockerel. I guess I just have to keep an ear out for the crowing. Thanks.
     
  7. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    She doesn't have a spiky crest, it's just not as full as it should be... I have a blue hen that looks exactly like her, but with fuller crest and beard... the body shape, stance, attitude and comb all say pullet... I'd rest easy, she is a pullet... :)
     
  8. ashtree

    ashtree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a pullet to me. Hatchery silkies often lack the full poofs.
     
  9. ChickNanny13

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    That's interesting and something I need to remember. Don't have any Silkies, I want one just can't get past that 5th plus it rains alot here and with their feathered legs afraid they'd get chilled more than healthy. Still I'm trying to learn as much as I can cause I'm hoping to get past the 5th toe....I know it's silly.
     
  10. Ravynscroft

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    Once they feather in, it's hard to see toes, much less how many they have, lol... we get tons of wet weather here too, as long as they have somewhere to get dry they do just fine... :)
     
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