Silkie Gender Help Needed.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickenguysmom, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. chickenguysmom

    chickenguysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    She/He is 15 weeks.

    Tell me what you think. And if I need better or different pictures let me know and I will try for some again. Also, if you have an opinion as to why a boy vs. girl can you let me know what features I should be looking for. (Other than crowing. LOL)

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  2. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    I think it is a boy. you said is was pearl colored? never heard of that.... oh wait do you mean white? I am so slow sometimes...
     
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  3. tinabrat1

    tinabrat1 Out Of The Brooder

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    ANY WATTLES THAT i CANT SEE IN THE PICS?
     
  4. chickenguysmom

    chickenguysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    No Wattles and no Comb. Which way are you leaning? Boy or Girl?
     
  5. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    I have no idea, but maybe someone else with Silkie experience will chime in.
     
  6. HappySlappyFarm

    HappySlappyFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Uh maybe a boy. A hen at that age wouldnt already have a red comb. Unless she's going to lay earlier than normal

    Oh it has longer feathers on the back of the head! The males get a "mullet" look. The females just a round puffball on head.
    I'd say boy especially since its comb is already turning red!
     
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  7. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a male to me.
     
  8. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Its a cockerel.
     
  9. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh yeh, with that spikey doo it looks like a roo, a pretty one at that.
     
  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Looks male, but no guarantees. I am seeing some probable streamers, and a body shape that is rather masculine.

    With silkies wattles tell you nothing, and all a red comb will tell you is that the bird is pet quality. BTW, the bird in question has a mulberry coloured comb, not red. Darker (such as black) is better, but the colour is has is acceptable. Females tend to have darker combs than males.
     

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