New to Silkies....HELP!?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DURR, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. DURR

    DURR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so I just got 3 beautiful silkie babies they are 8wks old I know one is a roo for sure but the other two are questionable? Also the roos color bewilders me. I have no idea what to call him.

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    And are these two pullets? ( White and partridge?)

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  2. Pearl is my roo

    Pearl is my roo Out Of The Brooder

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    The one in front is a pullet you can tell by the coloring.
    Here is a photo of a partridge silkie roo.

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    and here is a photo of a silkie hen

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    i think the white one is a hen
     
  3. DURR

    DURR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I think the white one is too but it looks like its got streamers but I dunno lol. :)
     
  4. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The white one is a male. Your other rooster is called Calico (three distinct colors without a particular feather pattern. The partridge one is a female.
     
  5. alliecat2886

    alliecat2886 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a white rooster and I think yours is a hen...looks nothing like nigel! [​IMG] [​IMG] He was about 4-5 months in the first pic and 8-9 in second.
     
  6. alliecat2886

    alliecat2886 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I realize they are much younger but nigel always looked like a roo...had a big waddle from the start. The kids called it his brain.
     
  7. DURR

    DURR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have any younger pics of Nigel? :)
     
  8. alliecat2886

    alliecat2886 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't. I got him as a chick then My mom raised him til we moved into her house.
     

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