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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JodyJo, Sep 30, 2011.
Hen or roo....it is 26 weeks old...still up for debate, no crowing, no eggs...
I'm no silkie expert but it does have the swept back crest of a rooster. I don't see any huge comb or wattles like a rooster would have. The only way you can really tell is when they lay eggs or crow, but some silkie hens also crow. I would just wait.
I hope I helped!
Quote:ha, gee thanks!
I know, after 26 weeks, I am thinking pullet...just because of the lack of comb, this is my first silkie to own...patience, its not like it eats a lot or anything...
Your Black Silkie is a hen since it does not crow and roosters tend to have a walnut shaped comb
if "she" is a she...wouldn't the roosters being trying to mount her by now? I am unfamiliar with Silkies...what age to they become mature enough for this? When should I expect any eggs, if she is a she?
Quote:x2... I am still realatively new to Silkie, but I am pretty sure you have a hen/pullet in your hands there...
Is this a hatchery silkie or a silkie from a breeder?
If from a hatchery, i think it may be a cockerel, because i think i see a little pointy comb (normally silkies have walnut combs but hatchery silkies don't always have them)
If from a breeder i think pullet.
Quote:ALL Silkies should have a walnut comb. Hens are just smaller.
If I zoom in on the first picture I see streamers?? So I'm guessing male.
Here is a young cockerel of mine about 5 month old...note the walnut comb starting to grow already and he is a bit younger than yours. He also already is getting streamers and has saddle feathers.
Here is an older roo (almost 1 year) you can CLEARLY see his long saddle feathers and streamers!