Boy or girl silkie

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JosieChick, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. JosieChick

    JosieChick Songster

    May 4, 2010
    Lyman, ME
    This is a 5-6 month old silkie that I hatched from three cedars silkies eggs, the pictures do not do this gorgeous bird justice! I am trying to decide if it is a pullet or cockerel. Opinions?


  2. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

    May 6, 2009
    Vail, Arizona
    pullet. If it was a boy, the comb would already be redder (i have a two month old who already is getting a nice mulberry comb, so hes a guy)
  3. JosieChick

    JosieChick Songster

    May 4, 2010
    Lyman, ME
    ohh, I hope its a pullet! I love this bird!
  4. kingdr85

    kingdr85 Songster

    May 7, 2008
    Madison-Columbus WI
  5. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

    Jul 7, 2007
    Middle TN
    Do you see how round she is? Her topknot and all over form look roundish. The boys are more linear.
    She's a beauty! [​IMG]

  6. Before I commit I'd like to see a photo without you holding it from the side. [​IMG] I had a black that I SWORE was a pullet until about 5 months. It's now a GORGEOUS cockerel and the daddy of some of my black chicks.
  7. Im going with girl. Very nice. [​IMG]
  8. I say girl, very rounded shape and no indication of streamers at all. My vote goes girl.
  9. Tropical Chickies

    Tropical Chickies Songster

    Aug 12, 2008
    Central Florida
    Quote:I totally agree, I see no signs of streamers. Pullet [​IMG]

  10. JosieChick

    JosieChick Songster

    May 4, 2010
    Lyman, ME
    Quote:Hahaha! That is my fear!!! I had a partridge silkie that I swore was a pullet and then overnight streamers shot out of this birds head and he crowed the next day. I was shocked, I was waiting for an egg!!

    Do you want a picture head on without being held? Or a picture from the side without holding it? I was trying to get a good pic of the comb but it didn't go well. I will try to get some more pics tonight. I bet you know your birds best and I have been duped before!! This bird looks just like my white pullet in every way except the comb is a little more mulberry colored....

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