Are my silkie babies pullets or roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by suzpyoung, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. suzpyoung

    suzpyoung Songster

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    Hi and thanks in advance for any help! These babies are about 9 weeks old. The black is much larger than the splash with the blue being in between size-wise. I can't see a comb on the splash but the black has a big bump. From what I've seen on this forum, I am guessing the black to be a roo and the splash a pullet, but the blue has me stumped completely. What do you all think?

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  2. gocrow77

    gocrow77 Crow's Nest

    May 13, 2009
    Central MO
    I am not a silkie expert but I think the splash is a pullet and the blue and black could be roos. Maybe someone who is not a silkie newbie will respond soon. Best wishes! [​IMG]
     
  3. suzpyoung

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    Thank you for your opinion!! Hopefully I'll hear from a silkie "expert"! [​IMG]
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Splash looks like a girl, black looks like a boy, blue can't tell. I wouln't place a bet (even a small one) on any of it, though.
     
  5. suzpyoung

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    You were right! The black and blue babies are both roos and the splash is a pullet. The black is definitely the head honcho though. This bird is a hoot - hates my husband and will stomp and bull kick when he sees him. He loves me though and coos while I give him his daily full body massage. [​IMG]
     
  6. gocrow77

    gocrow77 Crow's Nest

    May 13, 2009
    Central MO
    [​IMG] Well, I guess I should trust myself a little more, lol! Thank you for updating us. I wish they had been 2 pullets and one roo for you though. But with silkies having 2 roosters and one hen isn't the end of the world. Are you going to try and place your "extra" rooster in a good home or are you going to keep him right where he is. I get pretty attached to my extras - the roos seem to have a bit of extra personality packed in there somehow, lol. Whatever you decide enjoy those silkies! Do you have any more recent pics of them? I was sure they would turn out REALLY nice since they were looking pretty good at 9 weeks.
     

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