Silkie gender? I’m so lost here!

blackacres

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Cockerel

Pullet

Looks like a pullet

I don't think this one's a cockerel

This one has a big comb but it's red. But I might see streamers? I'm not sure.

Pullet
I hope you’re right! I only want to keep one cockerel so I’d be pretty happy if there are more pullers than I thought.
 

Lizzy733

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I swear silkies change from one week to the next. You may need to wait for eggs - don't take crowing as a definite. My white hen screams when she's going into lay and it rivals any crow. Was about to bring her back as a boy when she laid her first fairy egg.

Especially with the foof, it can come in unevenly from time to time and look a bit streamery.
 

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I swear silkies change from one week to the next. You may need to wait for eggs - don't take crowing as a definite. My white hen screams when she's going into lay and it rivals any crow. Was about to bring her back as a boy when she laid her first fairy egg.

Especially with the foof, it can come in unevenly from time to time and look a bit streamery.
They are my first silkies so I’m learning exactly how hard it is to tell! Only 2 of them haven’t changed much. That’s bird 1 and bird 3, which are the only ones I’ve never 2nd guessed.
 

Lizzy733

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They are my first silkies so I’m learning exactly how hard it is to tell! Only 2 of them haven’t changed much. That’s bird 1 and bird 3, which are the only ones I’ve never 2nd guessed.
I just brought a new girl home yesterday who's POL or laying as there were eggs in her run where she was kept with other girls.

Her foof has a few spiky looking feathers, but it seems like they're just a bit over prominent due to how dense the underlayer is there. I've seen my known girl have that before too.

My first was raised with a small flock of shavers and I brought her home at 2 weeks old as a complete gamble. I did luck out in the end though.
 

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