Is this buff silkie a cockerel?????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by vpeterson, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. vpeterson

    vpeterson Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am thinking that this is a cockerel. He was born in July, so around 2 and a half months old.Maybe slightly older. Is this a cockerel or a pullet?




    Thank you!
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2010
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Yup, a cockerel.
  3. PamB

    PamB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    Dayville, CT
    Quote:How can you tell?? I'm curious so I can figure out a few of my own.
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    I'd say a cockerel too. The comb is pretty well sized, but he also has that "frown" in his mouth shape and facial structure.
  5. tallyho

    tallyho Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2010
    I have 4 silkie babies a little more than 2 weeks old. One has a very wide comb 'area' although it's still completely smooth with no evidence of any bumps. The other 3 have very narrow combs. Could this be an indication of a rooster? The width is very similar, proportionally, to the OP's picture in the 1st post. The baby is, also, bigger and has a lot more feathers on the legs than the other 3. I guess pics would help, huh? We were just watching them and we noticed all of these things.
  6. chicken wild

    chicken wild Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    Franklin Ga
    yep looks like it

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