Is this silkie a female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by muscovy94, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey I'm pretty sure this silkie is a female but i want to make sure.
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    This is a male from the same clutch that i know for a fact is a male to compare to.
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  2. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like all roos. The crest is very swept back especially in the 6th picture....
     
  3. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first one in a hen.
     
  4. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So.a swept back crest is a good indicator they are males? I have three silkies, two black and one whit and really know nothing about them. If this is the case I am pretty sure I have a pullet then. That is awesome.
     
  5. V Comb

    V Comb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Top one girl. Enough said. [​IMG]
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Age? I am not convinced either way. Type looks more like that of a cockerel than of a pullet, but some of hte photos of hte head look more feminine. Comb and skin is darker than of the brother (which could indicate a girl), but the top one could simply be taking longer to mature. Right now I would not be making any bets either way.
     
  7. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    looks like a hen!
     
  8. barbieszoo

    barbieszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would have guessed it was a boy until I saw her brother. Big difference there!
     

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