Cockerel or pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by equitationbound, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. equitationbound

    equitationbound New Egg

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    So my silkie is about 10 weeks give or take.
    I know they're notoriously hard to sex, but what do y'all think?
    I can take more photos if necessary.
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  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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  3. Basskids08

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    it has a tall stance but because it's so young I can't say cockerel for sure!
     
  4. equitationbound

    equitationbound New Egg

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    I was thinking cockerel too, but I'm not sure!
    Hopefully it's a pullet so I can keep it.
    Is it too old to vent sex?
     
  5. Basskids08

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    I wouldn't recommend vent sexing unless you do that for a living. Even the people that do it all the time, only have a rate of 90%. How's it's comb looking?
     
  6. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    I am not seeing much in the way of wattles, which are more prominent in non bearded silkies. But I still think it's still too early to say pullet. I had a buff I thought was a pullet until he was 7 months old. Even then he hadn't started crowing yet.
     
  7. equitationbound

    equitationbound New Egg

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    He/she is hard to catch, especially in my "baby coop" (I haven't put this one and the other pullet in with my big girls yet) so it's kind of hard to see! From what I can see, there's not much of a comb which has me leaning toward pullet but other characteristics make me think cockerel.
     
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