Feeling like a fool - what sex Silkie?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Stuck in the Coop, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. Stuck in the Coop

    Stuck in the Coop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can usually figure out sex with no problems, but I'm stumped this time. This is my first Silkie. We have owned him/her since September, believing it is a cockerel. Lately I have been doubting that. No crowing (though he lives with a dominate showgirl roo), I did hear him singing an egg song this week and also scratching in the coop like making a nest [​IMG] but the comb looks male to me. So silkie experts, I need help. Excuse his dirty face, dew and dirt baths have painted him LOL if you need more pictures, just let me know.

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  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I'm thinking pullet. The crest is nicely rounded, and I don't see any streamers.
     
  3. Stuck in the Coop

    Stuck in the Coop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. My DD is a bit disappointed as this is (was) her rooster [​IMG] guess we need to find another one for her.
     
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    looks like a pullet
     
  5. Chili22

    Chili22 Out Of The Brooder

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    I would say definitely a pullet.
    It's usually not accurate if you only look at one characteristic. I think the crest is the most reliable, and the presence of streamers, but if you say it's showing female behaviours too, then even more likely a pullet.
    I've got silkies that I'm still trying to figure out what sex they are.
    The best way to tell is to wait.
    Good luck finding another rooster.
     
  6. HIS Paintbrush

    HIS Paintbrush Out Of The Brooder

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    You definitely got ya a pullet, No doubt in my mind.
     

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