Silkie gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JFreeman, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. JFreeman

    JFreeman Chillin' With My Peeps

    I bought three new silkies today, they were supposed to be hens, but I think one is a cockerel. I don't know how old they are, but the lightest buff-colored is the one in question.

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  2. JFreeman

    JFreeman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    JFreeman Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Silkies are hard to tell, but I'm thinking pullet.
     
  5. Wishapup

    Wishapup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very pretty colour!

    I'm not convinced it's a hen. Can you get a closer picture of the top or back of its crest? How old is he/she?
     
  6. BantamLover21

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    I'm also thinking pullet. However, Silkies are notorious for being difficult to sex until they crow or lay.
     
  7. Wishapup

    Wishapup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The shiny crest "streamers", if they are pronounced, are also a giveaway.
     
  8. JFreeman

    JFreeman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you. :)

    I don't have a clue how old they are... They could be anywhere around 6 months to two years, really... The guy I bought them from bought them from someone else. He didn't share whom the chickens came from... I don't have any rear shots of her (crossing fingers), and I felt along her inner legs and didn't feel any indication of spurs coming in.
     
  9. JFreeman

    JFreeman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went out this morning and took a few more pictures. I hope I got what you were asking for.
     
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