Silkie experts needed! NEW PICS!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SundownWaterfowl, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I have 4 Silkies. Im thinking I have 3 females and 1 male. The 1 that I think is a male has shiny neck feathers that look like hackles, and its voice is very deep, like a roosterish voice. lol
    They were hatched on Sept. 6th 08.
    Now, the 3 hens have high voices like hens do, and no hackles.

    This is the "rooster". Silkie 1

    Silkie 2 Female?

    Silkie 3 Female?

    Silkie 4 This is a small silkie. Female?
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2008
  2. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Can you get pics of the combs and of them standing?
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Yes, I will try tomorrow.

    Also, how old are they when the males start to get their hackles, and streamers?
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2008
  4. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

    Feb 8, 2007
    One and three look like females, # 2 a male and 4 I cant tell. Comb pics could make a difference.[​IMG]
  5. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

    Nov 14, 2007
    # 1 deifinitely Roo, His stance gives it away along with his tail and spikey head feathers. I agree with the rest, need to see full body pics. Number 2 looks a little iffy to me.
  6. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    This is #4. Which I am 99.999% sure that this one is a pullet. She is the smallest one who was getting stepped on and bullied when she tried to eat, so she will be inside with me for a couple days. A temporary house chicken. [​IMG]

    Excuse the muddy feathers, she was outside in the mud yesterday lol. Isnt she gorgeous? [​IMG]

    By the way, the number 2 silkie is non-vaulted, which is why her poof isnt as big. The other 3 are vaulted.

  7. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Here are some pictures of silkie #2. This silkie does not have a vault. Im guessing female.

  8. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

    Aug 4, 2008
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    I'm concerned about #1.... I can't get a good look at his comb or face. I'm thinking he may be a she!? The others look pulletish to me too. The first one resembles my pullet I used to think was a roo, but turned out the she was a he and the he was a she... leave it to silkies to do that to ya!
  9. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Anybody else know? [​IMG]
  10. stumble_n_mumble

    stumble_n_mumble Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    i believe #2 3 and possibly 4 are roos. if they have that comb over to the back. if its got like strands longer that dont really stand up but look like someone combed them. then its a male normally.

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