Cockeral or Pullet??? *update

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by countyroad1330, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. countyroad1330

    countyroad1330 Thunder Snow 2009!

    Oct 15, 2007
    Oklahoma!
    This is my little Black Silkie. It is four months old, and very small! It recently started developing blue on the sides of it face. I know Silkies are hard, but I didn't know if someone could tell with non-beardeds. So what do you think?

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    Also, I've noticed that there's a little flourescent color on the straight wing feathers. Just a small row between the longest feathers and the fuzz. Is that typical?
     
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  2. Alleyoops25

    Alleyoops25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow that's a cutie....I have some and at that age it was still to hard for me to decide. Some of mine seemed to act more hen than roo. But I was never certian. Hopefully someone else can help you out.
     
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    It's a boy, no wait its a girl , no wait its a boy, no wait its a girl, no wait its a boy, no wait its a girl......awwww, nevermind
     
  4. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't tell you what sex it is, other than it is to cute! I can tell you that most black chickens will get that floresent coloring in their feathers. If you see a purpleing then your feeding it to much corn. You want them to have a green beetle coloring in their black feathers. So yes, it is typical [​IMG]
     
  5. countyroad1330

    countyroad1330 Thunder Snow 2009!

    Oct 15, 2007
    Oklahoma!
    HA! Lot of help you guys are. [​IMG] I have a better pic of its face, but I submitted it for 'pic of the week', so I figured I should wait to post it here.
     
  6. Gonzo the Great

    Gonzo the Great Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think this one's a pullet...it's always running from me but it used to beat up on the younger chicks.
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  7. countyroad1330

    countyroad1330 Thunder Snow 2009!

    Oct 15, 2007
    Oklahoma!
    Pretty!! Look how much blue it has, and that face fuzz. Yours looks much younger than mine, and mine doesn't hardly have as much. Do males have more blue? The chicks in the back are cute too. [​IMG]

    P.S. Love the quote, and avatar. [​IMG]
     
  8. countyroad1330

    countyroad1330 Thunder Snow 2009!

    Oct 15, 2007
    Oklahoma!
    Well, Im pretty sure its a hen. I've been hearing fussing out in the pen, but never made it in time to see what the deal was. Today I caught my Australorp roo trying to mate with the itty bitty silkie. :mad: I'm trying to rehome the Lorp now, he was a rescue I brought back to health.

    So I guess my little Silkie is a hen!
     

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