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Silkie Sexing Game! Guess AWAY!!!!! :D ~ VERY PHOTO HEAVY!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by shadewolfo10, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. shadewolfo10

    shadewolfo10 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! I have 4 silkies that are all about 2 months old! And guesses are appreciated! It's all for fun and I know it's probably a little early!
    After I figure out, I will update so we can see what those genders look like at this age to help other people with silkies!

    Have fun guessing!! Hoping for mostly pullets and maybe a quiet roo! [​IMG] [Also, I am kind of new, so can you tell me if I am posting picture properly?]


    This first silkie is named Owl. S/he is very timid, and hates to be picked up. S/he has recently started fighting with Astrid, and it
    is HER/HIM starting the fight! Astrid will walk by, and Owl will peck her/his bum or head and then they start jumping at eachother! As a baby,
    s/he was also very shy. I am guessing pullet because of the shape of her poof, but roo because of the fighting and size of his comb compared
    to others! Once again, s/he is named Owl.

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    And Baby Shot!
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    This next silkie is named Rain. S/he is kind of a loner, doesn't really hang out with the rest of the flock except when dozing and usually stares at
    doves and the such when they are close by. S/he hasn't fought with any of the other silkies so far. S/he is always more curious about the treats I
    give to them, and s/he is also a little shy. I think that he is a roo because of the position of her poof, how she reacts to "danger", but maybe pullet
    because of comb and otherwise personality. Once again, s/he is named Rain.

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    Baby Shots!! [The last one was by mistake!]
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    This silkie is named Peeper The Third. S/he acts kind of slow... or dumb I guess. S/he isn't afraid of anything and always eats whatever treats I have in
    my hand right away! Most of the other chicks are afraid of the treats, but s/he tucks right in to whatever I am serving! [​IMG] I am guessing that she is a
    pullet because of personality and comb, but roo because of the crest. Once again, this is Peeper The Third.

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    Peeper on the Left and Astrid on the Right.
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    Lastly, this silkie is named Astrid. S/he isn't very shy and she is the smallest out of them all. I think she may be lacking some vitamins or
    something because it seems as if her feathers have some problems [if any one has any idea why her feathers are like this I would like knowing! [​IMG]
    I think he is a roo because of the fighting with Owl and the comb and crest, but I think a pullet because she is so much smaller. Once again, s/he is named Astrid.

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  2. shadewolfo10

    shadewolfo10 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have these pictures uploaded to a flickr account, but if you guys cant see em [i can only see the link..] I will upload them with photobucket!

    EDITED: YAY! I uploaded the pics to BYC and now I can see them!!
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2011
  3. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK just for fun, Rain and Astrid are roosters, the other two are pullets. I am confident that Owl is a pullet.
     
  4. shadewolfo10

    shadewolfo10 Out Of The Brooder

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    Kay! What makes you think that about Rain and Astrid? [​IMG] The comb? Or Poof? [I like knowing so I can apply to other peoples chicks, or if I have more silkies in the future! [​IMG] ]
     
  5. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hollister, florida
    im like 100% owl is a pullet the poofyness of the head is just feminine lol.
     
  6. shadewolfo10

    shadewolfo10 Out Of The Brooder

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    If Owl is a pullet, then is she just being mean to Astrid for the fun of it? Because Astrid is a runt? [​IMG]
     
  7. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2008
    hollister, florida
    Quote:ive got quite a few agressive hens i mean they will pull the skin right off of you. even as pullets and weeks old they were like that
     
  8. SilkieMomma

    SilkieMomma Out Of The Brooder

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    Just a guess.... all are pullets except peeper. Enjoy! I love silkies!
     
  9. shadewolfo10

    shadewolfo10 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yay! I would really love for them to all be pullets though! Or have Rain be a quiet roo, then I could perhaps get a splash silkie! Thanks for all the comments! I can't wait for them to lay or crow! When did your silkies start? [​IMG]
     
  10. TeriyakiChicken

    TeriyakiChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think peepers and astrid are roos
     

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