Can someone please assuage my rooster fears?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chick8788, Oct 23, 2015.

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  1. Chick8788

    Chick8788 New Egg

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    I bought 2 silkies yesterday, I told the seller to double check that they were both definitely HENS as we are not allowed to have roosters and he promised they were.. but now looking at one of them I an suspicious... can someone please take a look at this little one and give me their opinion as to his/her gender?? Thank you!

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Looks like a pullet to me, but silkies can be difficult as far as gender ID.
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Ditto.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    How old? It would help to see the comb
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on both of the above posts.
     
  6. Chick8788

    Chick8788 New Egg

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    I am not sure on the age, but their voices are just changing from the 'peep peep' noise to the big chicken noise. Here is the comb:

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    And here is the other little one I bought at the same time:

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    I am reasonably certain the little orange one is a pullet?
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm thinking pullet, too.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm more suspicious of the buff as a cockerel.
     
  9. Chick8788

    Chick8788 New Egg

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    Oh no! What makes you think that one is a boy?
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I think I'm seeing a few saddle feathers on the buff. That and the darker shading on the wings are tweaking my roo-dar a little. sorry to worry you, silkies are such a pita to sex. I think you'll just have to keep an eye on it and see how things go. Or maybe some more experienced silkie folks can set your mind at rest.
     

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