Really dumb question

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mom2fourbebes, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. mom2fourbebes

    mom2fourbebes Out Of The Brooder

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    We just got our first Silkies....the lady I got them from couldn't tell me if they were rooster or pullet....she did however say if they are pullets they'll be laying by this spring....

    Here's the dumb question.....is there a way to tell rooster from hen? They look to be about 4 months old...

    Thanks for your help!

    Barb
     
  2. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    The roo's will generally have bigger combs than the pullets. Also, quite often the feathers on the roo's head will be longer and curl towards the back, kind of like streamers, whereas the pullets generally have puffier heads. Post pictures if you can, I am sure someone can tell you what they are if they can see pictures.
     
  3. mom2fourbebes

    mom2fourbebes Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm going to get a camera tomorrow and post pic's - great idea, thanks and thanks for the info!!

    Barb
     
  4. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Well generally the roosters crow, but not always. Silkies are very ambigouse(sp?)
     

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