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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by waycaster, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. waycaster

    waycaster In the Brooder

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    Pepper is perching at night, and is very brave... I hope male, but seems female from what I read

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    Snowball and Shadow.... I really hoped were female but look like roos to me. They are both much smaller then Pepper

    They were all born on Nov 13 2011
     

  2. We need comb shots.
     
  3. Pepper is definitely a female. Need better photos of the others.
     
  4. waycaster

    waycaster In the Brooder

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    THey really do not have combs.
     
  5. If their comb are flat, it could be an indicated they are female but still not for sure.
     
  6. waycaster

    waycaster In the Brooder

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    So under most circumstances, if the comb is larger and stands up, it could most likely be considered a Roo, and if they combs are small and flat, they can most likely, kinda sorta be considered hens. BUT until a egg pops out, you will not know for sure.
     
  7. I don't know if anyone has ever had a quite large comb on a young silkie that ended up laying an egg. Maybe someone will jump in on that but a large comb, especially with any red in it at a young age I would have to call a cockerel.
     

  8. waycaster

    waycaster In the Brooder

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    So if the white and black one have really no apparent comb at 4 months, it can 75% be assumed they are hens?

    So I just went out and looked at Pepper first, honestly I dont even see a comb at all.

    Snowball... nothing. the top of the beak looked redder then normal, but no comb to see at all.

    Shadow.. again nothing, BUT out of the three shadow has a bumpy ridge all up the run of the beak, but it is not large at all.

    Could I really have gotten so lucky to get three hens? Do not get me wrong, I will want a roo, but to hatch three and get all hens is amazing.
     
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  9. Your black one and white one have awfully small crests for pullets so I'm not sure I'd give it 75%.
     
  10. mammat

    mammat Songster

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    I have a verified silkie pullet with a HUGE mulberry colored comb so you can never tell.....
     
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