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?
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  2. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    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

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    girl!
     
  5. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Girl!
    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

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    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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