gender/age for silkie/showgirl

sydney5646

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Oct 24, 2021
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so i’ve recently added these two to my flock of 8. i got them locally from an auction and they were listed as a silkie hen and showgirl rooster. These two i know are older than the original 8 (they’re about 15 weeks old), i have a silkie hen so i’m almost sure that yes the white silkie is a hen. I’ve never had a showgirl before and i can see streamer feathers i believe but just looking for confirmation. If anyone also has some guesses for age that would also be helpful. Since my other silkies are still growing, i’m can’t even confirm if they are full grown, what do you guys think?

don’t worry the pics are from before i gave them a bath :)
 

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I kinda think they're both cockerels but not really sure. @MysteryChicken
so i’ve recently added these two to my flock of 8. i got them locally from an auction and they were listed as a silkie hen and showgirl rooster. These two i know are older than the original 8 (they’re about 15 weeks old), i have a silkie hen so i’m almost sure that yes the white silkie is a hen. I’ve never had a showgirl before and i can see streamer feathers i believe but just looking for confirmation. If anyone also has some guesses for age that would also be helpful. Since my other silkies are still growing, i’m can’t even confirm if they are full grown, what do you guys think?

don’t worry the pics are from before i gave them a bath :)
 

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so i’ve recently added these two to my flock of 8. i got them locally from an auction and they were listed as a silkie hen and showgirl rooster. These two i know are older than the original 8 (they’re about 15 weeks old), i have a silkie hen so i’m almost sure that yes the white silkie is a hen. I’ve never had a showgirl before and i can see streamer feathers i believe but just looking for confirmation. If anyone also has some guesses for age that would also be helpful. Since my other silkies are still growing, i’m can’t even confirm if they are full grown, what do you guys think?

don’t worry the pics are from before i gave them a bath :)
Could we get a picture of their combs? They kinda both look like roosters to me too.
 

sydney5646

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Oct 24, 2021
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Could we get a picture of their combs? They kinda both look like roosters to me too.
ahhh that’s what everyone is saying!! i already have one rooster i’m currently trying to rehome🤦🏼‍♀️ tried to snap some better photos today
 

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sydney5646

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Oct 24, 2021
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4
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so i’ve recently added these two to my flock of 8. i got them locally from an auction and they were listed as a silkie hen and showgirl rooster. These two i know are older than the original 8 (they’re about 15 weeks old), i have a silkie hen so i’m almost sure that yes the white silkie is a hen. I’ve never had a showgirl before and i can see streamer feathers i believe but just looking for confirmation. If anyone also has some guesses for age that would also be helpful. Since my other silkies are still growing, i’m can’t even confirm if they are full grown, what do you guys think?

don’t worry the pics are from before i gave them a bath :)
i think maybe i’ve been confused on the silkies, i was under the impression and please tell me if i’m wrong, the females were the ones with the more crest shape and the males had the poof that went more in front of the eyes. I guess maybe I could use some help with my original silkies as well considering. the first 3 pics are of the one i’ve been assuming is a male and the last 2 the presumed female which has the similar shape to the new white and is what made me believe female. do i have them mixed up?
 

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i think maybe i’ve been confused on the silkies, i was under the impression and please tell me if i’m wrong, the females were the ones with the more crest shape and the males had the poof that went more in front of the eyes. I guess maybe I could use some help with my original silkies as well considering. the first 3 pics are of the one i’ve been assuming is a male and the last 2 the presumed female which has the similar shape to the new white and is what made me believe female. do i have them mixed up?
How old are they? They kind of all look like pullets to me. And i don't think the crest thing is that accurate, but I also don't have very much experience. :)
 

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