silkie and splash question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by squeak1387, May 21, 2011.

  1. squeak1387

    squeak1387 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am really new to these little fluffy chickens. just bought a black silkie and a white/black splash today at the swap at the TSC in ocala. i don't know too much about the breed really. one big questions is how to tell hen from rooster? any i would love any other advice about these breeds so i feel a little better about raising them. [​IMG]
     
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Congrats on your new additions! Is there any way to post some pictures of them? That would help us determine the sex more accurately for you.
     
  3. squeak1387

    squeak1387 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I will get some up ASAP when I got feed in a few mins
     
  4. squeak1387

    squeak1387 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my silkie
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    i also just noticed that there are green leg bands on both of them too...
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Need whole body shots on each to try to tell; preferably profile so we can look for streamers and type. Easier to tell if they are standing up, not being held.
     
  6. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    both are pullets.
     
  7. squeak1387

    squeak1387 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hopefully these pics will help a little more to pick them out. is it a cockrell or a pullet? i cant even tell by the slightest amount.

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  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    I'm inclined to say the parrtidge is a pullet, but the body really doesn't show as much penciling as it should for a pullet. The splash looks like a cockerel, but again, no guarantees.
     
  9. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Quote:Agreed.
     
  10. squeak1387

    squeak1387 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone maybe post a pick of a rooster and one of a hen so I can maybe see if I see the difference. Maybe if u post a pic u can point out the difference. These little birds are tricky [​IMG]
     

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