Silkie pullet or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jenndera, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. jenndera

    jenndera Out Of The Brooder

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    This silkie is about 20-25 weeks old. The one on the right in the first picture is a 2yr old hen. I am interested to know if the other one is a roo. It's already bigger than the hen, so I am curious! Thank you for your help!!

    #1. (2yr old hen on the right) [​IMG]

    #2 [​IMG]

    #3[​IMG]
     
  2. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    Michigan
    I think #3 is a roo, but its just a guess! I am not very good with silkies
     
  3. jenndera

    jenndera Out Of The Brooder

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    All the pictures are of the same one...LOL I should have written that haha.
     
  4. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    Michigan
    Haaha, I didnt even realize that :p
     
  5. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    I say boy, the comb is very prominent, the crest is taking on a sweeped back look in the back which could be streamers starting, and the amount of silver leakage - you see more leakage in boys over girls.
     
  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    it looks like a cockerel
     
  7. jenndera

    jenndera Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all for your help. And "scaredofshadows", thank you so much... i'm going to keep that all in mind for next time!
     

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