silkie gender??? w/larger pic

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 6keets, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. 6keets

    6keets Out Of The Brooder

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    It's about 16 wks in this pic. Taken last week. Is then anyway of telling I would like to get another one.[​IMG]
     
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  2. 2mnypets

    2mnypets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From my understanding of what others have written it is virtually impossible to determine the gender of silkies. I can recall reading here in the forums where the only determination is either an egg or a crowing. Since I'm envious of the fact that you have some, I will just say congratulations and have fun with them. Someday I'll have some for sure. [​IMG]
     
  3. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

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    At 17 weeks a cockerel should be crowing or at least trying to. My 15 week cockerel is pretty good at crowing and his waddles are showing and his comb is much bigger than the pullets. Cockerels tend to have a more laid back crest and the pullets have a rounder crest. The pix are too small to tell for sure but the top pix looks more like a laid back crest to me.

    Gayle
     
  4. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

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    Oh, bigger pix helps. If it has a very small comb and no waddles my guess is a pullet. [​IMG]

    Gayle
     
  5. Chellester

    Chellester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have Silkies, and I would say that this is a pullet.
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    NO FAIR!!! You get one silkie and get a PULLET!!!! I get 8 and only ONE pullet!!! Now I have gone through 11 and still only 1 PULLET!!![​IMG]

    Congrats in getting a girl! [​IMG]
     
  7. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Cockerels may also develop "streamers" in their crest. They are longer feathers that stick out of the crest and often stream backwards. Like my cockerel below (who had a small comb and waddles and a big rounded crest like a female).

    Chel

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  8. silky ma

    silky ma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey guys I hatch only silkie chicks and can tell as early as 2 weeks with 80% certainty what sex it is.
    It really is quite easy. Watch your babes. The number one sign is what I call the elvis look.
    The second sign is the beak. On males the head feathers start to stream backward early on. In the majority of the males the beak is longer. By the age of one month I can tell with 90% accuracy who is roo!.

    This guy is a roo to be!
     
  9. cristina33

    cristina33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say girl !! [​IMG]
    Take Care
    Cristina
     
  10. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I wonder why you say ROO? I dont see any streamers.
     

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