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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by silkiefairytale, Dec 5, 2015.
I bought this paint silkie as a hen. Do you agree?
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.
It is about 5-6 months old.
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.
Those are really big combs on both birds - rather not comment.
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.
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.
I would guess cockerel, but I'm really not sure.
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.