let's try this again... any idea on the sex of these two???

ginger c.

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Ok...

We got these straight run. Any idea what their colors are? Is the light one a blue splash? The other black? Also, do y'all think we have a bearded lady?

We think the dark one is a roo... or do non-bearded pullets have waddles?


The bearded one has almost no waddles, but we just can't tell.

These babies are about 16 & 17 weeks. No crowing. They still have their baby voices.


black roo?



blue splash bearded lady? Blue man?




Thanks in advance for your help
 
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BigDaddy'sGurl

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The dark one's face looks JUST like my non-bearded hen, NeeNee. The splash, however, just looks male to me. In stance, expression, tail, it's all boy.
 

AccentOnHakes

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I say both roo's, splash has a roo tail and black has big wattles. But I'm no expert on Silkies.
 

monkeemakr

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I don't know for sure, haven't been with Silkies that long, but the dark one looks like too much of a comb to be a pullet. I'm voting roo on the dark one, and pullet on the black. I have a lot of Silkie hens that carry themselves like that.
 

ginger c.

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For those who guessed...

The splash recently started crowing (about a week ago at 19 weeks old). He sounds like an old car horn from the 20's-30's. Arunhnhnh - uh. much funnier than cockadoodle doo.
Now it's down to the blue... Is she still Louise? Or will those waddles make that chicken a Lewis?
 

smokeykk

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If you are absoulutley sure that the black one is 18 or so weeks old, then she is a girl. Every non-bearded silkie has wattles.
 

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