Silkie genders... :)

silkieluver_07

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These are my two single comb silkies. They are 12 weeks old. Anyone have an idea on gender?

Fuzzbutt:
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Both:
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Mae:
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Smartie_Pants

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Oct 5, 2008
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They both look like roos to me. Especially Fuzzbutt. My silkie hen never had that much of an afro and fuzzbutt's is spikey just like the roos are. My hen was also much smaller than your's are. They are the size of my roo.

I should tell you however that I am a beginner at identifying, so take it at what its worth.
 
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SunAngel

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Both of yours have much skinnier necks than my Gray roo had. I think his single comb was much bigger at that age too.

My buff one about 3 months of age (that you think is a girl).
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My gray one at about 3 months, that was definitely a roo.
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Your white one might be a roo, but my guess is girl for the partridge colored one. Not that I am a good judge at all, just wanted to toss in my 2 cents
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Poulets De Cajun

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I dont think your gray is a gray. I think there is a better chance its a LAVENDER (or self blue)! This is what a gray looks like. Your bird looks much lighter and more like a Lavender.

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And just for reference, here is my lavender cockeral... I think your birds color is closer to this than to a gray.

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silkieluver_07

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Jan 31, 2008
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Pennsylvania
I'm thinking that Mae is a pullet because she has a globular crest with no streamers yet. I want to be sure on the sexes first before I sell them.
 
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