Silkie Gender...?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CamsCluckinChicks, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. CamsCluckinChicks

    CamsCluckinChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi again! [​IMG]

    I ordered 2 buff Silkie day-old female chicks from MyPetChicken. I ended up receiving 2 buff & 1 blue. I'm positive 1 of the buff & the blue are females... But what do you make of this one?? It's the one on the right in the 1st photo - Suzy or a boy named Sue?
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    I think 'she' might be a he. Which is fine...when I order my black Silkie next spring, I'll just have to order a pullet...still naming 'her' Biggie Smalls. LOL!
     
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  2. Barry

    Barry Chillin' With My Peeps

    It is still too young for me to tell, you will know for sure before spring,
     
  3. CamsCluckinChicks

    CamsCluckinChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Guess I should have mentioned - the Silkie in question is 5 months old. LOL!
     
  4. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a pullet.
     
  5. Amy's Animals

    Amy's Animals Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that is the weirdest looking silkie i have ever seen, it has no fluff on its head at all. It would not surprise me if it is a crossbred, also because it is so much larger than the other buff in the picture. I think it's a pullet simply on the fact that the combs and wattles would be very small for a 5 month old cockerel. The pictures are of rather poor quality so it is hard to tell. Try to get some from the side as well and please, try to get a clear pic. [​IMG]
     
  6. CamsCluckinChicks

    CamsCluckinChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, she doesn't have ANY fluff on her head!! And she's starting to get this 'horn-like' comb thing on her 'fore'head. Plus, she's always standing erect, where the other 2 Silkies are usually more bent over...plus they have lots of fluff on their heads!! LOL!

    She came straight from the hatchery...they guarantee breed 100% and gender 90% with the understanding you are getting a mix on multiple's of bearded and non-bearded. So, I assume [​IMG] she/he is a purebred Silkie. I thought maybe she was a he because when I went & looked online at pictures of Silkies, it seemed the cockerels/roo's always had more brushed back top feathers with weird & strangely beautiful combs...plus the kind of deep red it is...Suzy has started showing signs of an almost plum colored comb and wattles. Suzy's also the only 5-month old Silkie I have that hasn't started laying eggs. She's also the least friendly. Baloo (my blue Silkie) and Buffy (the other buff) are very friendly & will follow me around making that cute little 'beep' they make and they'll let me pick them up & pet them, etc., but Suzy runs from me and throws a fit when I catch her. Even my little Sophia, 3-month old white Silkie, lets me handle her easily. At 5 months, my Polish Cockerel is being a pistol - running from me & playing catch me if you can. He calms down after I finally catch him, but in the meantime, he's quite a little bugger! Quite like a teenager!! [​IMG] LOL!

    We've had nothing but downpour rain here for a week...supposed to have one more day of it. I'll try to get some better pictures (might bring her in the house tomorrow!) & get them up asap.

    Thanks!
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Do you have a body profile? I am undecided.
     
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  9. chickenlover54

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    that is the weirdest looking silkie i have ever seen, it has no fluff on its head at all. It would not surprise me if it is a crossbred, also because it is so much larger than the other buff in the picture. I think it's a pullet simply on the fact that the combs and wattles would be very small for a 5 month old cockerel. The pictures are of rather poor quality so it is hard to tell. Try to get some from the side as well and please, try to get a clear pic. [​IMG]

    it is not a cross because all silkie cross first generation are smooth feathered​
     
  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Suzy is a pullet.

    Could be crossed with a silkieX to get silkied feathering. There is definitely a lot of non-silkie in the bird--type is wrong, size is wrong, lack of crest, etc. But for a pet, or a broody or eggs she will be as good as any better quality silkie. (Eating eggs, not hatching eggs)
     

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