Silkie--is this a rooster?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SilkieLover01, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. SilkieLover01

    SilkieLover01 Out Of The Brooder

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    So..I got these two at a swap meet this morning. I thought they were both girls. I paid extra for two girls. The seller though they were both girls...
    I get home, open the box, and maybe I'm losing my touch, or I'm paranoid...but does that look like a cockerel or a pullet? Can pullets HAVE that sprig off the back of the crest? HELP. I feel so stupid and now I only have two chickens and no resource to get another nice pullet.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. SilkieLover01

    SilkieLover01 Out Of The Brooder

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  3. SilkieLover01

    SilkieLover01 Out Of The Brooder

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  4. ashtree

    ashtree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that's probably a cockerel, mainly given the red coloring on the wings. Can you get a profile shot of the bird? It's hard to tell if those are streamers from the angle of the pictures.
     
  5. SilkieLover01

    SilkieLover01 Out Of The Brooder

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    I think you're right. And that was my first tip off when I pulled him out of the box at home--ONE streamer. I was like....Oh...Great.
    I'm p.o. I drove all the way back to the swap to try to exchange him and the ONLY vendor to be gone? Silkie man. I paid extra for a pullet. I also feel pretty dumb. [​IMG] After all my years in 4-H...I knew better. Apparently months without chickens has made me soft in my old age. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2014
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm leaning towards it being a cockerel. However, it is hard to tell gender with most Silkies until they either crow or lay.
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    A photo from the side would help. The crest, at least to me, looks fairly feminine, as does the comb. However, the red on the wings makes me think cockerel.
     
  8. Soot the silkie

    Soot the silkie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's hard to tell from the pictures. I'd guess cock.
     

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