My new silkie and polish

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by NicInNC, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. NicInNC

    NicInNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Found these off of Craigslist. How do they look to you? I checked them over really well. The polish has an odd personality. He's funny though. The silkie is extremely calm and sweet. She loves to be held. I was told they were 3 months old. Does that look about right? Can you tell what sex they are? I finally got my silkie and polish and I'm so excited!

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  2. reallemons1

    reallemons1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You did good. They are cute. My guess is the both are hens, but I hear silkies can fool you.
     
  3. NicInNC

    NicInNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. The poor birds hated me when I was looking at them because I was turning them over every which way, messing with their feet, pulling their feathers all apart so I could see their skin, etc.
     
  4. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
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    they r adorable!! i'd say 2 pullets and age sounds about right too.
     
  5. Southerngirl

    Southerngirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullets. The black one sure looks alot like our Crevecoeur hens too. [​IMG]

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  6. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    They are a nice looking pair
     
  7. Well you know the silkie is just EVIL and of course the polish is going to be a "chatter box". Enjoy, nice birds.
     
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    My polish almost never talk, cluck or crow (I have three). Silkies are NOT evil!!! They are the sweetest creatures on earth (mostly) [​IMG]

    Hard to say for sure on the silkie--I've had them almost a year old before I heard a crow and over a year before an egg. I have one who is at least 18 months old and I am not sure [​IMG]

    Watch the hackles on the silkie; as long as they stay short: pullet. Streamers say Cockerel.
     
  9. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    silkies are real hard to sex. It usally takes some till they are 6 months old to figure out what they are. If I had to guess...I'd say it maybe a roo. but don't take that to heart its really hard to tell. I don't see any streamers on the crest but. It's comb looks very rooish to me. I have had some young roo's that looked just like that at that age. I also believed they was pullets. Give it some time post pics in another 3 months and post new pictures. Somone should be able to tell you if your silkie is indeed a boy or girl. The polish is 100% pullet.
     

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