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Can anyone tell me if this is a Pullet or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kmford05, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. kmford05

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    All pictures are the same silkie. I just don't know if it's a roo or Pullet.??
     
  2. JesNflock

    JesNflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old? I don't really know much about sexing them...Have you tried posting on the Silkie sexing thread? Here's the link https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/579215/silkie-sexing
     
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  3. tlcarnes2176

    tlcarnes2176 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would say Rooster, but silkies are hard to sex. how old is he? With that big of wattles and comb I would say Rooster. Mine are 4 months old and they don't have wattles yet.
     
  4. lizanne

    lizanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say rooster too, but silkies are so hard to tell. The "poof" on the boys tends to stick up more and has streamers (longer feathers). The girls tends to be a little rounder.
     
  5. kmford05

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    What are wattles lol. I think he/she is around 4-5 months (I think?)
     
  6. lizanne

    lizanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some reference pics. I don't know if they'll help much though.

    These two picture are of a couple of my hens. They are about a year old here, and their combs are pretty small and their head "poofs" are more round.

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    This was one of my guys at around 14 weeks. His comb and wattles are much more visible because of his coloring.
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  7. tlcarnes2176

    tlcarnes2176 Chillin' With My Peeps

    A wattle is the fleshy things hanging from the head/ neck
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    My guess would be cockerel.
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd say cockerel.
     

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