SILKIE ...boy or girl??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 1lpoock, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
    This silkie was hatched on July 30th and it is just over 18 weeks old. The reason I dont know yet is because two roos from this silkies hatch already started crowing about a month ago and this one hasnt yet, and it hasnt laid an egg. Also, I dont see any of those shoot feathers that they say males have coming off the back of their head...heres the pics!

    Also, would this silkie be considered bearded?

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  2. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

    May 20, 2009
    Northern Illinois
    bearded silkie pullet, sometimes silkies take longer to start laying
     
  3. High Roost Ranch

    High Roost Ranch The Chicken Whisperer

    This one I know, at least part of it. Bearded, and she's got such a sweet face I'm going to have to say pullet.
     
  4. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am gonna gou out on a limb here and say bearded cockerel, look at the waddles coming in. I have a pullet same color about the same age with a very small comb and no waddles
     
  5. High Roost Ranch

    High Roost Ranch The Chicken Whisperer

    And see, this is WHY I don't have silkies, other than my daughter's pets. I CANNOT for the life of me sex them. HOW do you guys do it? To me, unless they have a great big old honking comb on them, they all look pretty much alike.
     
  6. adorable

    adorable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its a girl. bearded for sure.
     
  7. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say cockerel and its bearded. [​IMG]
     
  8. adorable

    adorable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    since you put up a better picture of him. It is a rooster.Not a girl. I had to change that.[​IMG]
     
  9. pedro24

    pedro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    High Roost Ranch i agree with you
    a pullet it is
     
  10. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    black bearded pullet-hope Im not wrong because I have 5 of them! 2 are laying
     

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