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Silkie Hens or Roos? PICS

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kingdr85, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. kingdr85

    kingdr85 Songster

    May 7, 2008
    Madison-Columbus WI
    These are my 3 silkies!
    I posted this in the wrong spot before....I think I am in the right place now.

    As you can see there is one that does not have a tail at all (I think she is a "she" and she is at the bottom of the peck order)
    They come from a show-quality breeder (i wont be showing them). They are about 3 months old and we are pretty sure we have one boy (hopefully just one).

    Possible Hen #1 (the one that has a tail)

    Possible Hen #2 (the one without a tail)

    THE BOY (FOR SURE HE IS....99.99% sure he is a boy). His neck feathers are differnt than the other two, he has those differnt feathers on his tail, the size of his head and face is bigger (and he is a little over a week younger than the other two), he is the BOSS, calls them over when he finds good stuff eat, likes to do the bump chest thing, huge bump on his comb....i know he is a boy, just waiting for the crow! (he will probably have to guy when he start crowing)
  2. Mrsfoote

    Mrsfoote Songster

    Jul 19, 2010
    Laurel Montana
    #1 looks more like a pullet to me ...looks a lot like my pullet # 2 is kinda hard could be a roo just cuz of the feathers on top of the head....#3 looks like a roo to me but pullets i guess can have all those characteristics too my pullet is 17 week took her forever to get all fluffy she looks like a mini emu and is at the bottom of the pecking order. I'm no expert at all lol I only have 1 silkie
  3. silky ma

    silky ma Songster

    Sep 14, 2007
    Hate to say it but Both are roos ...Elvis impersonation is going on!!

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