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Gender of Silkie?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mekwall, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. mekwall

    mekwall New Egg

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    I have a 7 month old Silkie that has neither laid nor crowed. Can anyone help me figure out if Beaker is a pullet or a cockerel?
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  2. chickencraz

    chickencraz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From everything I've seen & read, I'd say Pullet. Roos combs are much more visible by 7 months.
     
  3. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I would like to see a front view of the head, with crest held or pulled back to I can see full extent of the comb.
     
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    For what it is worth, put me down as a vote for pullet.

    While we can not really see the comb and wattles due to her beautiful feathers, if she was a he, I think they would be more evident.

    Also, her crest feathers are not showing the normal streamers seen on male Silkie’s crests.

    But hey, with Silkies, you are never really sure until that first egg or crow [​IMG]
     
  6. mekwall

    mekwall New Egg

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    Back of Beaker's crest.
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    Beaker's comb (sorry so blurry!)
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