Silkie gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jhopp6, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. jhopp6

    jhopp6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could I please have your opinions on the gender of this Silkie? I go back and forth from week to week. Yvonne is 6 months old.
    No crowing or roo behaviors, but she/he has huge feet, thick legs and suspicious hackle feathers. On the other hand, the crest is large and round, as is the tail. Thoughts?[​IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     
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    jhopp6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    jhopp6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    jhopp6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oops, sorry about the duplicates.[​IMG]
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm not sure, but I'm leaning toward pullet.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Pullet
     
  8. jhopp6

    jhopp6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for your replies. I'm thinking pullet too. We'll see soon enough :)
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I can't see her comb, so I'm kinda leaning towards cockerel. Hope I am wrong.
     
  10. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel, I think. None of my hens have combs that large, where they push up into the crest. And, in the very first picture, it looks like theres some streamers popping off the back of its crest. Girls don't get streamers...

    Good breeder quality boys are usually very feminine. With big crests and smaller combs and wattles, but yours still has a bigger comb than any of my hens!
     
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