New Silkies, Boys or girls?

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

  1. alisajo

    alisajo New Egg

    Feb 1, 2010
    SW MN
    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.
  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    New York State
    My Coop
    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

    Apr 30, 2011
    Jackson Springs, NC
    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]
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2011
  4. I-Have-Happy-Hens

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

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    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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