Silkie roo or pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by GiralangSilkies, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. GiralangSilkies

    GiralangSilkies Just Hatched

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    We are new to chickens. Batch of silkie chicks and one already has very prominent wattles and comb. Does that definitely mean a roo? She/he is supposedly only 6 weeks old!![​IMG]
     
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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, that is a rooster. Silkie females don't develop such large comb and wattles at this age.
     
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  3. reckless

    reckless Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At 6 weeks old.. that would definitely be a boy. Looks like a boy anyway. Looks a lot like a roo I got.
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    That was him at 8 weeks.
     
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  4. GiralangSilkies

    GiralangSilkies Just Hatched

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    Thanks folks! Gee they do look similar!
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Definitely a rooster, with that red of comb/wattles at only six weeks.
     
  6. GiralangSilkies

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    Does that mean that this gorgeous 'girl' is a He too?[​IMG]
     
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  7. bantygirl

    bantygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes both look like Roos, they r very handsome
     
  8. BantamLover21

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  9. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry to add this, but the little buff in the left corner also looks like a roo, that comb is pretty wide.
     
  10. GiralangSilkies

    GiralangSilkies Just Hatched

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    :(
    Looking at them all now, with your comments in mind, and I have a terrible feeling that only one of the six is a she!
    The kids are going to be devastated!
     
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