Pullet or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Secretlyspotted, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. Secretlyspotted

    Secretlyspotted Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And what breed?

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    LOL- I know s/he is a Silkie! S/he's name is Unicorn (lovingly named by my 3.5 yr old daughter). We purchased Unicorn about a month ago. The breeder was very up front about not being good about telling the sex of the Silkies, but she looked for a long time and called this one "probably a pullet." Then when we got home Unicorn promptly chased our cat out of the chicken yard! Since then we've been calling it a "he."
    Unicorn should be about 16 weeks old, give or take a bit. I haven't heard any crowing, but little Uni is at the bottom of the pecking order. So far Uni is sweet, so if he is a he and he stays sweet he can stay. If not- chop chop. I won't have my kids terrorized by a tiny dinosaur in their own yard. (My hubby has terrible memories of a mean roo tormenting him as a child.)

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    Any idea if our little Unicorn has a little horn of his own? Or can I look forward to eating tiny little Silkie eggs one day?
     
  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    At the moment it looks like a pullet
     
  3. Mickey Lou 04

    Mickey Lou 04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a pullet. I have a few silkies and have been lucky enough to get all pullets and this one looks like a pullet to me.
     
  4. Secretlyspotted

    Secretlyspotted Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay! I have been looking for whatever "streamers" are but I couldn't tell. Hopefully Unicorn remains testosterone free!
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree with the others--Unicorn looks like a pretty little pullet.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a pullet to me! The crest is rounded and puffy, whereas a male's crest would be smaller and more slicked back. If Unicorn was a male, you would probably also notice "streamers" which are longer, pointy feathers in the crest.
     
  7. Secretlyspotted

    Secretlyspotted Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay Yay Yay! That means we have six chickens- all girls! No chop chop drama for us this year! We will start with new chicks in Feb, hopefully that pullet order will work out too!
     

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