New Silkies, Boys or girls?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by alisajo, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. alisajo

    alisajo New Egg

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    I recently bought three silkies from a local fella who gets birds in from a lot of different places. I don't know much about them other than they are really cute and sweet. I was wondering if anyone could tell me if they are roosters or hens and what to call the color of the two redder ones.
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  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I have no idea as to their gender, but the red/brown and black/gray ones are called Partridge.
     
  3. SuttonHeritageFarm

    SuttonHeritageFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you can get close ups of their faces with "poof" moved I may be able to help. I picked up a pair yesterday about the same age as yours. [​IMG]

    One of the red ones is starting to look like a female, but I would wait about 2 more weeks and try again. They are still quite young. [​IMG]
     
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  4. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are still young I think your guess is as good a mine, also watch the behavior the more dominant ones could be roos and if something like a bird (if the old enough) The roos will all stand up and the pullets sit on the ground and not make a sound.
     
  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Possibly all females.
     

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