Sex My Silkie! Please...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChooksNQuilts, Jul 14, 2018.

  1. ChooksNQuilts

    ChooksNQuilts Crowing

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    Someone told me it’s a cockerel.
    He/she is named Silkie.
    Silkie is partridge, 4 months old and these photos are from a couple of days ago.
    Silkie has always been outgoing and confident.
    My only chicken that will stand still and let me pick it up without moving away.
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    Let me know if more photos are needed.
    Thank you BYC peeps!
    I’ll be keeping Silkie regardless of gender.
    I love this bird :love
     

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  2. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict Premium Member

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    Looks like it may be a pullet. I see no streamers in the crest which would indicate male.
     
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  3. ChooksNQuilts

    ChooksNQuilts Crowing

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    Hmmm I’ve been noticing some longer feathers coming out of “her” head lately.
    I’ll see if I can get a good close up photo.
     
  4. ChooksNQuilts

    ChooksNQuilts Crowing

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    Okay I think these might help.
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  5. Hihamburger

    Hihamburger Songster

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    I'm not certain, because I am definitely not a Silkie expert. But I think those are the streamers. I think male. Ours has the same thing coming out of the crest, and I'm 80% certain it means male.
     
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  6. ChooksNQuilts

    ChooksNQuilts Crowing

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    Those literally just started showing up!
    Like I just noticed them earlier today.
    It makes sense though because they supposedly mature slower and my other teenage boys (not Silkies) started getting their saddle feathers at about 3 months.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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    lotta comb there, I'd guess cockerel
     
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  8. JedJackson

    JedJackson Crowing

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    Agree-- that's a cockerel.
     
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  9. ChooksNQuilts

    ChooksNQuilts Crowing

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    Thanks everyone!
    I guess I’ll have to adjust my thinking as I had assumed “pullet” all this time lol.
    Luckily I can have roosters where I live and I love Silkie very much so he’ll have a place here with us always.
    I wasn’t sure I’d like Silkies but this little guy completely won me over and I’m definitely a fan now!
    I also have a bantam Cochin cockerel and 2 NN cockerels that were all raised with Silkie. :th
     
  10. PollyGirl21

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    :lovecute cockerel!
     
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