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silkie gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by klf73, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    Well, here goes another silkie question

    my guess l-r
    Roo, roo? , pullet, pullet? what throws me off is #2 & #4 are really small, body etc, almost like they are a lot younger, especially #4
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2008
  2. alpacatex08

    alpacatex08 In the Brooder

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    my partridge silkies I could not determine sex until they all fully feathered out and then still wasn't sure until one started crowing at about 12 weeks; out of 10 straight run bantams I managed to get just one roo which I am glad about. He feathered out larger and in more colors than the girls; you might just have to wait a while longer to know
     
  3. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Songster

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    I agree; roo, roo, pullet, pullet. Nice Splash birds.
     
  4. My guess is Roo, Pullet, Pullet, Pullet.
     
  5. Melilem

    Melilem Songster

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    klf73, are those part of your lavender project? I love how they posed for the picture [​IMG] My birds never do that- by the time the flash is ready, mine are across the yard.
     
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  6. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    I have no idea, just wanted to say, they are so cute!!
     
  7. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    Quote:no, they were the oddest color when they were chicks(not like any splash or blue I had) and I didn't even know they were splash until the dark splashes started coming in. They were up high and I think they didn't know what to do with themselves, that is why they stayed put [​IMG] . I am trying very hard not to get interested in the lav project for these. I know they already exist but I am just keeping a flock of mixed silkies because I think the mix is pretty. I have enough projects planned, don't tempt me. Of course if someone has lavender eggs for me.........
     
  8. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    cockerel, cockerel, pullet, pullet...nice splashes
     

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