Silkie help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jaimie-22, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. Jaimie-22

    Jaimie-22 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've just had to re-home my two silkies, I bought them as hens however both turned out to be noisy little cockerels. I am looking to get another couple and came across this 10 week old gold girl for sale. Before I rush to buy her, could anyone please confirm from the pic if she is definitely is a hen? I don't think my neighbours would forgive a third cockerel! Thank you!!

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  2. laceynoelle

    laceynoelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like it might be a hen, but I kinda suck at silkies, so get another opinion too. :]
     
  3. reckless

    reckless Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say cockerel. 10 weeks with that big of a comb and those prominent waddles.. yeah, that's my thought. Looks like he might have streamers in the head too.
     
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  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    X2 I wouldn't risk buying it.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I would guess cockerel. The comb looks kind of large for the age, and the crest isn't as puffy as many female Silkies. If you don't want a rooster, don't risk buying "it".
     
  6. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkie with wattles at that age = male. The seller should know that!
     
  7. Jaimie-22

    Jaimie-22 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you, that's what I feared. Guess I'll keep looking.
     

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