Silkie gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ziL, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. ziL

    ziL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a silkie that looks like a pullet, but it is close to 8 monthes old and hasn't laid an egg. I have heard that some silkies lay much later than most breeds, depending on the quality of the bird. Is this true? Here are some pictures of it.

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    The one on the left is a cockeral and the one on the right is the possible pullet.
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Thats a male.
     
  3. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:x2
     
  4. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    Quote:x2. In the last pic, left is roo, right s a pullet. But don't worry if a silkie isnt laying... mine was eight months old before I got any eggs out of her!
     
  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:x2. In the last pic, left is roo, right s a pullet. But don't worry if a silkie isnt laying... mine was eight months old before I got any eggs out of her!

    The one on the right is the same male in the first 2 pictures.
     
  6. ziL

    ziL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] ok thanks
     
  7. lilybug524

    lilybug524 Out Of The Brooder

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    i believe its a male. it looks like my roo. I have a white silkie roo but we ne he was a rooster instead of a hen when he started cokadoodling [​IMG] also has all the traits of a rooster, he's agresive and a pain in my butt! [​IMG]
     
  8. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    you sure the other ones a roo? it looks like a roo from that pic if thats a comb i see...1st one is 100% roo
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Both the black and the blue are very definitely males.
     
  10. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Id say rooster
     

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