is she a silkie? :)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bluefeather2697, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. bluefeather2697

    bluefeather2697 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi. i bought a chicken in a farm, so those chickens there are assorted, i picked the best and the cutest one but i dont know what gender, breed and age (i think she's 7 weeks or something, what d'ya think?) it is. here she is (hoping she's a pullet! [​IMG])

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    and here's her size compared to my hand, and by the way, she still sounds like a chick. *peeep, peeep* [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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    i have a strong feeling that she's a pullet because theres no sign of spur development (even a small bump, just a circular mark!) AND by the way, she's not feather-footed and she has a dark lavender skin. so im really confused because silkies usually have feathers on their foot. and at that age (if he's a roo) she should be developing a spur bump [​IMG]

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    THANKS FOR YOUR GUESSES! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  2. Christie Loves Silkies

    Christie Loves Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes his a Silkie
    and his a roo [​IMG]
     
  3. bluefeather2697

    bluefeather2697 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awww. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]. how about that spur thing? [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. Christie Loves Silkies

    Christie Loves Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hens can grow them too, but at 7 weeks a hen wouldnt have that much of a comb at all.
    and the hackle feathers are pointy.
     
  5. Ksane

    Ksane Overrun With Chickens

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    My Silkies don't have any spur development yet. They're 4 1/2 mo old and a few are crowing. Yours is probably hatchery quality (so are mine) and that's why his legs aren't feathered. Very seldom will you find pullets for sale from farms or in ads.
    Edit: I think yours is a boy also. And he's a lot older than 7 wks. Probably getting ready to crow.
     
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  6. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    He's a boy, as you know he lacks foot feathers and he also lacks the 5 toes, not much crest either. Neat looking
     
  7. Freckle Face Farm

    Freckle Face Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a mix of silkie X ? And could be a girl.
     
  8. Little One

    Little One Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure about the sex, but pullets and cockerels can both grow spur nubs. It isn't until sexual maturity (about six months old), the little nubs start to grow into actual spurs in the cockerels. At 7 weeks old, you wouldn't see any spurs on a male.
     
  9. bloom_ss

    bloom_ss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a silky mix of some sort? Looks like a roo though. [​IMG]
     
  10. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    silkie mix and i'm 100% sure its a roo
     

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