Silkie Roos or pullets???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by snpurser, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. snpurser

    snpurser New Egg

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    [​IMG]Can anyone help? They are 15 weeks! I'm a newbie chicken owner this year. Have five young girls that I adore. 1 Rhode Island Red, 2 Easter eggers, 1 australorp, 1 Orpington and them these 2... I want girls of course, but I think they are Roos! Any help would be appreciated! Thanks[​IMG]
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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm not a Silkie expert, and Silkies are VERY difficult to sex. However, my guess is that the black one is a rooster, and the other one is a pullet. I think that the black one is a male because it stands tall and has a large red comb and stringy crest feathers. I'm not sure on the gender of the other bird, but "it" doesn't have quite as tall a stance as the black, and her wattles/comb are smaller. Post some more photos in a few weeks, and we'll give you another opinion.
     
  3. reckless

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    Going off what I have learned, my guess would be both roosters. :( The black one for sure.
    The partridge looks to have streamers in the crest and at that age, the comb is pretty big, and s/he stands pretty tall.
    I wouldn't write the partridge off yet, but I have a sneaking suspicion...

    Like the person above me said, post some more pics in a couple weeks. They sure can surprise you.
    I thought one of my roos was a pullet and my pullet a roo. So. They can be so confusing.
    Some are easier than others- another one of my roos was real obvious right away.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    The black one is definitely a cockerel, and I think the partridge one is, too. But post new photos in a few weeks; Silkies are difficult to sex until they get older.
     
  5. snpurser

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    Thanks everyone :-( that's what I am thinking too! ****...
     

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