hen or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Reed Ranch, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. Reed Ranch

    Reed Ranch Out Of The Brooder

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    I know it's still a guess with a sillies, jusId like to see what you all think these are my 3 silkies they will be two months on the 12th they still peep no clucking or crowing.
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  2. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Two months is really early yet...*usually* lower to the ground with a pom-pom is a girl, lankier taller stance with a mohawk is a roo...but Silkies are hard!

    Lady of McCamley
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm thinking pullet on all of them. The one I'm least sure on is the reddish bird in the last photo.
     
  4. Reed Ranch

    Reed Ranch Out Of The Brooder

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    my red one I'm pretty sure that's a hen she's very dominant and a bit more friendly than the other two. black ones the hardest one to catch and hold.
    how much longer do you think it'll be till they will crow or at least start clucking like chickens and not keeping like chicks?
     
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  5. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd guess that really red bird is a cockerel, simply due to the vibrant color alone (especially if its partridge, which it looks to be). The silver partridge looks like a pullet. I have no idea on the black/blue. It may help some if you could get some comb shots. With my Silkies, my pullets typically start off with very narrow combs, the cockerels are usually wide. Not always, but usually.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I also think the red bird is a Cockerel based on coloring. A head/comb shot would help. Silvery bird is a pullet. Black is a toss up.
     
  7. BantamLover21

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