Silkie-Pullets or Roo's

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SoleProvider, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. SoleProvider

    SoleProvider Out Of The Brooder

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  2. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first one is a pullet, the other two are too young to tell.
     
  3. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
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    The partridge is a pullet. The others are a little young to tell but I'm going to guess anyhow [​IMG] The white looks like a pullet and the blue may be a cockeral? [​IMG]
     
  4. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1 Pullet for sure
    2 Too Young, but I guess roo
    3 Too Young, but I guess roo
     
  5. SusanJoM

    SusanJoM Chillin' With My Peeps

    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...

    Susan

    By the way, that is one B E A U T I F U L silkie....
     
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  6. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  7. SusanJoM

    SusanJoM Chillin' With My Peeps

    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?
     
  8. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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. [​IMG]
     
  9. SoleProvider

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    I bought those partridge eggs from MotherGoose. I had a great hatch rate.
    The Partridge pullet is a cutie and soo tame.
     

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