Silkie gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rosyamanda2000, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. rosyamanda2000

    rosyamanda2000 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, i have 4 silkies, all 12.5 weeks old. So far, i have 2 roos and one pullet. The fourth i cannot decide. "She" is and has been the biggest of the four. She developed a nice round crest early on but lately I have noticed what i fear may be streamers. Photos were taken this evening.
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    Thank you for the help!!!
     
  2. rosyamanda2000

    rosyamanda2000 Out Of The Brooder

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    A few more of her about 2 weeks ago
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  3. esme13

    esme13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it's a hen, i'm not 100% sure. Others im sure will join in
     
  4. rosyamanda2000

    rosyamanda2000 Out Of The Brooder

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    I hope you're right. She is my daughter's chicken.
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Young Silkies are notoriously hard to sex even for experienced chicken owners, but I don't see anything screaming cockerel so I'm thinking you have a pullet. :eek:)
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm thinking pullet, too.
     
  7. rosyamanda2000

    rosyamanda2000 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh, that would make me so happy!!! So you guys don't think those look like streamers? I hatched her myself and had to assist a bit so I really dont want to get rid of her. Plus, I am apparently a roo magnet lately.
    Thank you very much for your opinions! I will make sure to update when i know for sure one way or the other.
     
  8. Alex1010

    Alex1010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's definitely a pullet
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I would like to see a photo of her face foreward with her crest pulled back, so her comb is visible.
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome.
     

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