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Silkie 3 months hen or roo..?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by irisshiller, Oct 2, 2016.

  1. irisshiller

    irisshiller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I have a 3 month old silkie that I can't figure out..! Really hoping it's a hen because I already have a Silkie roo! (The grey one) The white one is much smaller than him and still peeps and behaves like a chick. The roo acts protective towards the chick and calls it to eat, but I don't know if that's fatherly behaviour or behaviour of a roo to a hen. The chick sleeps under his wing at night [​IMG]

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    Any thoughts..?
     
  2. irisshiller

    irisshiller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another few :)
     
  3. Jenna14Chicken

    Jenna14Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not good at sexing silkies, but I'm thinking pullet. Please someone else correct me if I'm wrong, thanks :)
     
  4. irisshiller

    irisshiller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! Very much hope you're right! :)
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    It's still a little young to tell the gender, but I'm leaning towards pullet
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    at this point pullet but, 3 mos. is young for predicting gender in silkies
     
  7. irisshiller

    irisshiller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks all! Fingers crossed :)
     

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