Silkie Rooster or Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by silkiefairytale, Dec 5, 2015.

  1. silkiefairytale

    silkiefairytale New Egg

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    I bought this paint silkie as a hen. Do you agree?
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  2. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    That one's a bit of a toughy! How old is it?

    First thought was hen looking at the feathers but that comb is a bit large for a hen. However, I've had older silkie hens with larger combs before.
     
  3. silkiefairytale

    silkiefairytale New Egg

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    It is about 5-6 months old.
     
  4. Free Feather

    Free Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like a pullet to me, judging by the tail and head feathering, and the lack of any wattles. I am not positive, but it just seems shaped like a girl.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Those are really big combs on both birds - rather not comment.
     
  7. Free Feather

    Free Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

    With the one in the front, I was assuming that since it is 6 moths old, it is beginning to mature. But you are right, the comb is a bit big. I am no expert, that is for sure.
     
  8. silkiefairytale

    silkiefairytale New Egg

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    The one in the back of the first pic is my beardless blue silkie roo who is 4 months old. The 6 month old paint is the the one that I'm unsure about because of her comb but, a couple people I asked locally who breed silkies is telling me she is a pullet.
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I would guess cockerel, but I'm really not sure.
     
  10. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Sure looks like a boy to me. None of my mature hens have a comb that size and the wattles wouldn't get big because bearding suppresses them.
     

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