Silkie Girls or Boys?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickencraz, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. chickencraz

    chickencraz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silkies are a little over 4 months. The black one is a little bigger than the blue one. They don't act like roos, but that could be because they are low on the pecking order. So far I haven't seen them crowing (we have too many roos to just hear crowing). The roos treat them like hens, and the hens treat them like hens.

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  2. PhoenixFan

    PhoenixFan Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't have much experience with Silkies, but I believe you have a pullet (black) and a cockerel (blue). Hope I could help. [​IMG]
     
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  3. chickencraz

    chickencraz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm kind hoping for a male and female. Which one do you think is the pullet?
    Also the Blue one is super soft and the Black one is slightly coarser.
     
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  4. PhoenixFan

    PhoenixFan Out Of The Brooder

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    I think the black one is the pullet. They're super adorable!
     
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  5. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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  6. chickencraz

    chickencraz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I got them for a member of my 4-H club who ended up not wanting them. I originally didn't want silkies because I thought they'd get dirtier than the others. Now they are some of my favorite flock members.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Black= pullet blue= cockerel Black is typier, blue, lower quality or mixed.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Actually silkies seem to get dirty during the day, and by bed time - most has fallen or been shaken off.
     

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