Silkie Roo or Pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bookwormofdune, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. bookwormofdune

    bookwormofdune Chillin' With My Peeps

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    8ish month old chicken. I thought I had all girls in the coop but now I'm starting to wonder based on this one's comb. I haven't witnessed laying or crowing but either is possible.

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    Ignore the chicken poop. It's been a crazy week and I'm out to scoop poop in a min.
     
  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ??? May need a silkie expert for this one. Looks to have a some thicker tail and hackle feathers like a male. And the larger, more upright build of a male. But the small comb and crest of a female. And a male should have a large turquoise earlobe by this age as well. If I had to put a vote down I'd say its a pullet. But it wouldn't surprise me at all if it crowed tomorrow either. Sorry I'm not a lot of help in this one. You may try posting in the silkie thread as well.
     
  3. bookwormofdune

    bookwormofdune Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do white females have the blue earlobe too? My white Silkie has that but she was broody a couple weeks ago...
     
  4. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, but its much larger in mature males than in females.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    you'll just have to wait till it lays or crows
     
  6. bookwormofdune

    bookwormofdune Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well Muppet is camped out in the nest box trying to hatch her eggs. Looks like a girl after all lol
     

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