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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SoleProvider, Jul 25, 2008.
The first one is a pullet, the other two are too young to tell.
The partridge is a pullet. The others are a little young to tell but I'm going to guess anyhow The white looks like a pullet and the blue may be a cockeral?
1 Pullet for sure
2 Too Young, but I guess roo
3 Too Young, but I guess roo
Okay, so how can you folks tell that the first one is a pullet without being able to see straight into its face???? I have only been able to tell my two black silkies sexes since I have been able to see them straight on and see the breadth of the cockerel's comb and his wattles?
Please help me out here...
By the way, that is one B E A U T I F U L silkie....
With a Silkie at her age and with her distinct features it is easy. Here is what I see: The feathers in the crest are all uniform in length and create a perfect pom-pom. In males there are streamer feathers that vary in length and flip back towards the body. She has no sickle or hackle feathers. Her tail is just a big puffball. In males there are feathers that are harder at the base that arch up and then back down.
She is a very pretty non-bearded Partridge pullet.
Quote:Thanks for the help. I'm gonna go back outside and look at my oldest black pair. They are still only about 3 1/2 months old, but I can at least tell that one is a cockerel and one is a pullet. Now I will watch for those other attributes.
Every little bit helps.
By the way, are bearded and non bearded both accepted standards, or is one preferred over the other?
Very pretty partridge pullet!
And yes, both bearded and non-bearded are accepted in the standard,I think bearded is just a bit more common.
I bought those partridge eggs from MotherGoose. I had a great hatch rate.
The Partridge pullet is a cutie and soo tame.