Identity crisis!.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Fancy Feather Poultry, Oct 6, 2007.

  1. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    Well, at first I thought my Baby silkie girl...well was a girl but now, hes my babe. Sence he decided to speak up and cock-a-doodle-doo. Well I have a roo and now im not sure if the one I thought was a roo is a hen ...hopefully.



    Heres the devil who knows how to speak his mind, but im haing a difficulty to find a her.


    This is the one I thought was my roo ^ , but now im not sure at all do you think he/she is a hen or rooster they are 16 weeks soo im hoping some one could tell which one is which im hoping atleast one is a hen.
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  2. unionwirewoman

    unionwirewoman Songster

    Sep 14, 2007
    Kalispell , MT
    I had two bantam silkies , one I got rid of cause he started beating up on my turken (bantam)rooster . I now still own a pullet silkie . The second pic is a roo , and I'm almost 100% that the third pic is a hen . At least my hen looks like yours . She's five months old and has been laying for 2 months .[​IMG]
  3. peepkeeper

    peepkeeper Songster

    Jul 5, 2007
    upstate New York
    The first 2 pics are men, the third is a lady.
  4. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    The first two pictures of the same silkie picture 1 and 2 are the of the on that cocka-doodle-doo'ed. And the last picture is of the undecided silkie, so both you buys think the last picture is a hen if so then IM HAPPY!. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
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  5. DoctorGoose

    DoctorGoose Songster

    Jul 27, 2007
    Yup--I think the last one is a hen!
  6. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Songster

    Sep 20, 2007
    Marin, California
    For sure, I vote hen!
  7. I agree, another vote that the last pic is of a hen
  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I disagree I think it's a pullet. [​IMG]

    Yeah, she looks like a girl to me if your boy has a comb like that at 16 weeks!
  9. marie_martin

    marie_martin Songster

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    I think pullet also. And lucky you, getting eggs already. My silkies are never going to lay. Beautiful.

  10. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    [​IMG] Martin who every told you I was getting eggs is crazy it seems I have been waiting for eggs my whole life from this one! I am hoping I am not going to have to wait until there 28 some weeks for them to lay an egg, by any chance anyone know when silkies start laying 20-24 weeks right just like any other breed. When do I start giving them layer feed? some one told me 18 weeks but there 16 weeks now and there eating chick starter cause of my other babys that are 7 or 8 weeks right now.

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