Silkie ~ Rooster or Pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by crazy chook, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. crazy chook

    crazy chook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all,

    I have this very cute silver gray Silkie. 14 weeks old and I just don't know if it is a boy or girl??

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    Any Idea on how to tell? [​IMG]
     
  2. Tartannik

    Tartannik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He or she is lovely, am sure someone will be able to tell. I haven't a clue with silkies. i have 3 and my friend has a few and the only way we knew was when they started to lay or crow!!
    I am going to guess pullet, only because I can't see any wattles but I don't think that goes for anything, lol!
    Good luck!
     
  3. V Comb

    V Comb Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm leaning towards girl, as the Aussie silkie hen does develop a large comb. (btw shes pretty good quality for an aussie silkie)
     
  4. crazy chook

    crazy chook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, he/she is really nice looking.

    I have a white girl who is just stunning, probably a waste that I don't show her. All my other girls are good quality.

    I am not very good at sexing silkies hence the post, hoping she is a she.
     
  5. MVchickens

    MVchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my guess is hen, but its very hard to tell with silkies.
     
  6. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm from Australia too! [​IMG] You have a beautiful hen. I wish I had that color, it's lovely [​IMG]
     
  7. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm gonna go the other way and say your possibly have a roo there. Very pretty!
     
  8. Luvroos

    Luvroos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice looking bird you have there! I'll go with a roo due to the size of the walnut comb!
     
  9. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Rooster or Pullet?

    I can quite confidently say that, yes, you have a rooster or a pullet there.

    I can not-quite-confidently say I believe it's a cockerel.

    Until they either crow or lay an egg it's hard to tell with Tribbles... I mean Silkies!

    Wouldn't surprise me to have some that did both just to be contrary.
     
  10. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The second picture screams male to me. The long legs, carriage of the wings and tail, long neck, and some pointy feathers in the crest all are male traits. In the first pic the comb is wide for a young bird so again I am thinking male. At 14 weeks, I am confident that you have a male.
     

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