SILKIE GENDER DETERMINING HELP! High quality pics!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sunnysongbird, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. sunnysongbird

    sunnysongbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need help determining the gender of two, 4 month old silkie chickens. The white chicken (Sunny) and the brown chicken (Hawk). I have a guess as to what they are; Sunny a rooster and Hawk a pullet, but need some confirmation. Also I have three silkies but I don't need to know the gender of the one with the big red gobble because I already know he is a rooster because he has crowed. But I need help knowing the gender of the brown one and the white one. Also, if Sunny is a rooster, do two silkie roosters get along well? Thanks! Here are some pictures:

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  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    i think your right on sexs, i had some that get along and others that dont
     
  3. sunnysongbird

    sunnysongbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok that's good to know [​IMG]
    I really hope the white one (Sunny) is a hen however! Is there any chance that she isn't a roo?
     
  4. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I really seriously doubt that Sunny is a hen with a comb and wattle set like that. I'm shocked there hasn't been any crowing from Sunny. But you never know...
     
  5. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

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    Sunny is a roo. I can usually tell by the crests - roos have a slicked back, Elvis-type crests and "streamers" which are thin little feathers trailing from the back. Hens have rounder, more even crests and no streamers.

    ETA: Hawk looks like a pullet.
     
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  6. LostGosling

    LostGosling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunny is a roo and Hawk is a pullet, they're so cute! [​IMG] I haven't ever had more than one Silkie at a time, so I don't know if 2 roos would get along or not. I have 2 game roosters that get along great, so I would imagine that to silkie roos, being a much gentler breed, would get along fine as well. Good luck [​IMG]
     
  7. sunnysongbird

    sunnysongbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone! Thankfully sunny started crowing a few days ago and I can't wait until Hawk starts to lay! [​IMG]
     

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