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Silkie pair?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Dispatch273, Nov 5, 2014.

  1. Dispatch273

    Dispatch273 Chirping

    Mar 13, 2014
    Also what color would they be considered? One hen looks black but the roo(?) is a darker grey colored? Someone was giving them away because the other chickens were picking on them pretty badly(all his other chickens were triple in size compared to these two). They also appear to be molting. Guy said they were both hens but I'm thinking the one on the left is a roo....

  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 9 Years

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Silkies are extremely difficult to sex before 4-5 mos. of age and sometimes not even till they lay or crow. You could try posting photos on "Silkie thread," where most of the posters are silkie breeders and would know better than I.

    The black one seems to be a silkie mix, and possible the other one as well.
  3. lightchick

    lightchick Crowing

    Apr 3, 2014
    Hard to tell. I think black and a partridge. I think the partridge is a roo.

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