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Silkie hen or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by oeander, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. oeander

    oeander Out Of The Brooder

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    She/he is about 16 weeks. No crowing and no real comb. Still hard For me to tell![​IMG]
     
  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Drumstick diva will be along soon enough to help out on this one I'm sure - over to you DD[​IMG]

    Ct
     
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    Silkies are notoriously tricky when gender guessing so please do not make any decisions until (s)he crows or lays an egg [​IMG]

    You can, however, put me down as a vote for pullet at this stage.
     
  4. oeander

    oeander Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! You're vote of confidence makes me happy! I have several from this batch that seem to be turning out to be roos...hearing hen is nice!
     
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    Hey oeander, your welcome BUT [and a big but [​IMG]] I have been wrong in the past with my own.

    Nothing is screaming rooster though and she has such a sweet face .. she is a cutie.

    When you do know for sure, can you please let us know?
     
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  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    If there is no further comb development, I'd say pullet.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I'm leaning toward pullet BUT, need to see a photo of her comb from the front. Is this a hatchery bird? Otherwise I would expect a better crest on her/him.
     

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