I say rooster DH says hen...what do you say? silkies **pic heavy**

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Dar, May 11, 2009.

  1. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    Calling all sexing masters!!!

    I say rooster DH says hen... (I think i am right..)

    HE is at least 8 weeks old I got HIM in an auction he came with his mom and another chick who was pure black but sadly we lost the black one.

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    ^^^^ I have circled what I think are the beginning of spurs^^^^
     
  2. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    anyone?????
     
  3. xtremevermonter

    xtremevermonter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmmmmmmm, that is a toughy
     
  4. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its way too early to tell.....but i vote pullet from my experience so far.
     
  5. Byrdj

    Byrdj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hard to tell since it has a very little top knot and a single comb. Usually the girls have a more rounded top knot and the boys have streamers on the back of theirs. I think you'll have to wait awhile to be sure.
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    I don't think I have ever had a chicken who did not have spur buds. This includes all hens & pullets. The circles are WAY too high for spurs though--they would be right above the 5th toes.

    I don't see any discernable features to indicate gender, but if I had to make a guesstimate (heavy on guess), I would say pullet. Behavior at this age is no clue for silkies.

    You need to rub bath oil, olive oil or mineral oil on the feet--looks to have the beginnings of scaley leg mite. (A very common problem, especially with feather footed breeds.)
     
  7. Ugly Cowboy

    Ugly Cowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullet maybe... still a bit early to tell, I think. And I also aint an expert with silkies, so that dont help...
     
  8. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:this chick has dry skin it looks like ALL OVER i have treated for mites and lice so are scaley leg mites different then other mites?
     
  9. The body shape looks pulletish to me...
     
  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Scaley leg mites live under the scales on the legs. Hard to get rid of with regular mite treatments. Oil smothers them, and also looses the scaley gunk they leave behind.
     

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