Silkie experts please help with gender more pics added

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Granny Hoffman, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. Granny Hoffman

    Granny Hoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you possibly tell me what I have boys or girls or one of each.

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  2. reesepoultry

    reesepoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 4, 2009
    Looks like a pair, but from the picture it is very hard to tell. The one on the left looks pretty Rooish. The one on the right could be a hen I don't see any streamers, but need a front view.
     
  3. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they?
     
  4. serendipityfarm

    serendipityfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Can someone define "streamers" for me?
     
  5. Granny Hoffman

    Granny Hoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are a couple more pics, hope this helps. What do you mean by streamers?

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  6. Granny Hoffman

    Granny Hoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know how old they are, I rescued them from a small animal auction.
     
  7. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
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    Streamers:

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    See the small reddish feathers coming out of the crest? These normally indicate a male silkie

    Pullets do not develop streamers, their crests stay a globular shape like this:

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  8. reesepoultry

    reesepoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 4, 2009
    It looks pretty good that you have a pair. [​IMG]

    The second set of pictures you posted you can see the streamers coming off of the roosters head on the right hand side. Which are the longer feathers sticking out on the back of his head. Hope this helps explain it for you.

    Congratulation on your pair. [​IMG]
     
  9. Granny Hoffman

    Granny Hoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you
     
  10. Jx2inNC

    Jx2inNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, if they are the same age, I'd say you have a pair.
    Comb is evident on the right, and in comparison the one on the left looks much more like a hen.
     

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