Silkie roo or pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by susan bliss, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. susan bliss

    susan bliss New Egg

    Mar 24, 2015

    I am new to BYC and need some help. I have a 12 week old silkie that was given to me by my sister. I am wondering if anyone has any ideas on if it is a roo or a pullet? For now we are just calling he/she Einstein. Hoping for a pullet, so any ideas would be appreciated.
  2. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

    Mar 20, 2012
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  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! What a lovely silkie you have there! I'm sure if you pop by the link left for you above members there will be able to help you out. Wishing you the very best of luck for the future.

    Enjoy your time here on BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    this IS the " what breed or gender thread." looks pale skinned, beak , comb, skin and legs etc. should be black. don't see any feathering on legs either. Maybe a hatchery silkie or mixed silkie. Did someone cut off feathers around neck etc, ? Looks kinds cuckoo feathered pattern. Sorry, I can't make our possible gender too many other things distracting me.

    can't enlarge photos to see them better.
  5. susan bliss

    susan bliss New Egg

    Mar 24, 2015
    It came from my sister so the bloodlines are not pure. It's feet are fully feathered and blue with five toes. The comb is what is throwing me off too since it is a red single comb instead of a black walnut comb. No feathering has been cut anywhere just growing in differently I guess, may not even be pure silkie. May be a cuckoo or blue silkie pattern. I think I may just have to play the wait and see game. Like wait and see if it lays and egg or crows. :)

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