My runty silkie.... boy? girl? too early to tell?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by neVar, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. neVar

    neVar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well see a comb. Pippa (please be a girl) is 7 weeks now. she was half the size of her sister 2 weeks ago (sister is no longer with us) these are my abandoned at pet store in the heat chicks)

    so today we were cuddling and i got a good straight on shot- no wattles- but then hell we barely got feathers [​IMG] this bird was half bald a couple weeks ago


    4 weeks old
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    Today at 7 weeks
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    such a homely little chicken LOL
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  2. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    lol silkies always go through that "homely odd duckling" stage. its too funny - the akward teenage stage.

    I normally would say at 7 weeks its too early to tell, silkies typically it can take quite awhile. But if I had to hazard a guess witht he comb popping up and I see waddles developing already - I'm pretty sure you got a lil boy. BUT because its a beardless, I might be wrong! so don't hold me to it!
     
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  3. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a lil roo to me. [​IMG] Could be wrong though, silkies are so hard to tell.
     
  4. spikennipper

    spikennipper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep all the early signs are there that this one is a roo, he is adorable though! [​IMG]
     
  5. The Turken Lady

    The Turken Lady Chillin' With My Peeps

    He's a cute little cockerel. :)
     
  6. neVar

    neVar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SIGH 'm going to have the best Roo coop i love em all too much to get rid of them. though they might go to friend who s getting into some breeding. when your limited to 5 'ish' (OK 3 but with chicken math) 2-3 roo's sucks *sigh*

    I guess pippa is gunna be PIper or something LOL
     

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