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?

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

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Yup, a cockerel.
     
  3. PamB

    PamB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How can you tell?? I'm curious so I can figure out a few of my own.
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    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

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    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

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    yep looks like it
     

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