Silkie sex?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Godiva, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. Godiva

    Godiva Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two young silkies hatched just over 13 weeks ago. I think that I may have one roo and hopefully a pullet! Here are a few shots of them from the other day. The one that I think is a roo has a comb starting and is much bigger and always more upright in posture. The 'pullet' is small and has no comb or wattles to speak of, is always in what I think of as a hen posture. What do you think?

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    This is the one that I think is a roo...

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    Another shot of 'him'

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    This is the one I think is a pullet. See how there is hardly any comb or wattles yet and her 'brother' has both already.

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    here is one of them together. I am REALLLY hoping that she is a pullet! Out of 6 eggs hatched 5 are roos! Hows that for a percentage that is out of whack!! And we were hoping for more hens! All we got is soup buy the looks of it!
     
  2. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    I saw "Silkie Sex" and got baited in here. Your a Troll!!! [​IMG]

    Looks like a hen to me.
     
  3. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
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    Yucky soup [​IMG] I had 3 roos out of 4 silkie chicks.....And i think cristina had a high roo count too. 07 was a bad year for hatching silkies i guess. I hope someday to live in a world where all roosters will be treated as equals [​IMG]
     
  4. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Godiva

    Godiva Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] you guys are funny!! Sorry to disappoint, just after the gender folks!
     
  6. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2007
    whoa. that isnt purple chickens avatar!
     
  7. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sure it is [​IMG] You must be getting tired.
     
  8. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    After looking at that pic again I think you have a pair there. My silkies
    had bigger p-combs at 13 weeks but if I compare the two birds in that
    pic there is a huge difference.
     

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