Silkie is it still to early to tell gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Windswept, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. Windswept

    Windswept Out Of The Brooder

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    I have three 4 week old white silkies. Any guesses from the silkie experts?

    First is Big Boy (LOL I know but I have always felt is was a boy)

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    Second is Butterball

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    Third is my shy one Malberry

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    My guess has been 3 roos or possibly Malberry is a pullet.

    Stacy
     
  2. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

    May 17, 2008
    Amarillo, TX
    My guess would be first 2 roos, Malberry a pullet. BUT I'm new to this, so I could definitely be wrong.
     
  3. Windswept

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    Thanks Amy, that is kinda what I am guessing but I am new and these are my first chicks. I can only keep the girls, got a good friend that has been nice enough to take my boys so far. Took her 5 roos last week of the cochins. Of 12 chicks it is looking like I will end up with 4 pullets which is in the range I was wanting to be.
     
  4. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    Looks like all roos to me.
     
  5. Windswept

    Windswept Out Of The Brooder

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    At what age will I know for sure? Was hoping that I would have at least 5 pullets but if these are all roos that will leave me with just 3 pullets out of the bunch.
     
  6. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    At about 8-10 weeks you could tell mine was a roo. He started crowing around 14 weeks...... but once he moved out to the coop where the older roo was, he hasn't crowed since. So, my guess is that if you have any older roos around they may not crow much.
     
  7. Windswept

    Windswept Out Of The Brooder

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    These are my very first chickens. I can't keep a roo here hence the main reason I am trying to figure out my pullets from the roos. [​IMG]

    I was really wanting a few silkie pullets but I guess my luck is showing [​IMG]
     
  8. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you have three roos. If either is a girl it is butterball.
     
  9. Windswept

    Windswept Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] It's my luck they are 3 roos. Have watched them all three run at each other and bump chests. More so with Big Boy and Butterball but have seen Mulberry do it on one occasion. But I knew it was the roll of the dice ordering in 12 chicks. Just happy that my favorite cochin seems to be a pullet.

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  10. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    They do look like boys to me, their combs are too wide to be girls I think.
     

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