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Silkie - gender? healthy?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Fowlty Towers, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. Fowlty Towers

    Fowlty Towers Out Of The Brooder

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    Purchased this little 3-month old two days ago. It's much smaller and skinnier than a grey silkie I have of the same age. It's being quarantined--gave it some extra protein & yogurt yesterday, a bath this morning, and it seems livelier and eating/drinking better today. Looking at the following pix, does it look healthy enough to you? Are you able to tell the gender? Thanks!

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  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    I'm going with cockeral, but till to young to tell with certainty. At three months they are growing really fast, so they go through what we call the 'uglies'. They'll appear kinda skinny, gangly, and awkward, but keep feeding them properly and they'll fill out.
     
  3. Fowlty Towers

    Fowlty Towers Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! It is doing much better today--and we were hoping for a little girl [​IMG] Any others with an opinion on the gender?
     
  4. Bat Cave Silkies

    Bat Cave Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 11, 2010
    Bat Cave, NC
    just a guess~~but it's looking like a cockerel to me
     
  5. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    Its a boy, sorry. [​IMG] Oh, and it looks perfectly healthy to me, still quarantine though.
     
  6. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    Wow, I have no idea. So I'm going to take a guess today. HEN! [​IMG]
     
  7. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    a little boy
     
  8. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

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    Being 3 months maybe a bit early to make the call: boy.
    However, this also could be a girl that just has not had the time to develope the nice rounded female shape crest.
    The chick does look healthy as the picture shows clear eyes, clear nostrils, healthy looking skin, and perky. Hope all goes well in quarinteen for you and that I am wrong and you have a girl. [​IMG]
     
  9. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Although my first impression was boy, the more I look, the more I think it's a girl. Usually by 3 months a boy is getting a decent little comb and I don't see that on this juvenile.
     
  10. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Not necessarily true.
     

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