Silkie pullet or cockerel

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ecb4156, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. ecb4156

    ecb4156 Chirping

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  2. msiler

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    It is hard to tell from the pictures, but the comb looks fairly small for it to be a cockerel at 11 weeks, so I am leaning pullet... but it still could go either way.
    Have you noticed any rooster-like signs? How does this one act in comparison to any of your other silkies (if you have others)?
     
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    Only silkie. This is my friends silkie. I’ll post a pic of mine. Don’t know what she/he is either.
     
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    Silkie are incredibly difficult to sex when young. I dont see any streamers on the back/top of the head and the comb of yours seems smaller for the age which makes me lean towards pullet. Try some new pictures when the are around 16 weeks.
     
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    Okay will do! So both you are leaning towards pullet? Mine is so small and my friends is like a full size chicken. Idk if it’s because I happened to get a bantam sized one or if she’s just going to be small?
     
  7. homeschoolin momma

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    Did you get them both from the same breeder or from a hatchery or store that might sell bantams? While most silkies are considered bantams (at least from the info I've gathered anyways) there are some silkies that are bred to be smaller, more true to bantam size.

    She could also just be on her own time clock. One day you'll wake up and all those pin feathers around her neck will be fluffy and seem like she grew 2 inches! Just keep handling her a lot and she'll grow up to be a fine pet that greets you everyday looking for her treats!
     

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