Let's try the silkies again. Just over 8 weeks old now.

mrsdelore

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Silkie 1. Was the best picture I could get as he/she wouldn't stay still.






Silkie 2.






Silkie 3. By far the fluffiest of the three and the only one with any substantial head pouf.




 

howfunkyisurchicken

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I'd guess they're girls. They're non bearded, so you can expect their combs and wattles to be larger than bearded Silkies, even as pullets.
I could be wrong, they're still pretty young, but nothing is screaming boy to me.
 

JaceAgain

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Id say 1 and 2 are roos, and 3 is a pullet. It could also just be poor quality, but roos tend to have a swept back crest, and hens have more of a spaceball helmit.
 

mrsdelore

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Well, I just caught silkie 1 trying to mount one of my pullets when I let them out this morning, so I guess that decides that one. ROFL.

To me, that seems like odds are good the other one that looks similar is probably also a cockerel, but I'm still hoping the pouffy one is a pullet. When I closed the coop last night, that one and one of the other silkies (but couldn't say which one) were actually sitting on the 5-week old buff orpington chicks like mama hens.
 

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