roo or pullet silkies

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kushball21, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. kushball21

    kushball21 Out Of The Brooder

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    14 weeks old on monday..haven't heard a crow yet....thanks for your input!!!!!

    I think this is a roo, his/her comb is small, you can hardly see it with the feathers there.

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    I think this is a roo, his/her comb is large and has large wattles.

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  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They both look like cockerels to me. The first one has streamers and the hackle feathers look boyish, as well as the tail. And the comb and wattles on the second one are much too big for it to be a 14 week old pullet.
     
  3. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They both look like cockerels to me. The first one has streamers and the hackle feathers look boyish, as well as the tail. And the comb and wattles on the second one are much too big for it to be a 14 week old pullet.

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  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    can you get a clearer pic of the 2nd ones poof and a group pic? they both the same age correct? the first looks like a roo and the 2nd actually looks more like a pullets poof but a clearer pic of the poof can help. also you can take a piece of white cloth to the hackle feathers of the first one a like a red one to the white one with just a few feathers to see if they are pointed or rounded at the tips of the feathers
     
  5. kushball21

    kushball21 Out Of The Brooder

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    here's some more pix....i bought them from MPC and the white one was a substitute so i'm guessing its 14 weeks old, the blue one should be 14 weeks old. Thanks!!!!

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  6. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    1st one looks like a pullet to me, but the second is definitely a roo.
     
  7. MissChicken

    MissChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree.
     
  8. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually the first one does look like a pullet.
     
  9. Christie Loves Silkies

    Christie Loves Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Blue is a girl and the white is boy.
     
  10. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yep, the blue looks like a pullet now. [​IMG]
     

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