Silkie sexing!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by aachenault2, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. aachenault2

    aachenault2 New Egg

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    Ok guys, I'm new to this! I got these 2 "girls" last weekend... 5 month old silkies... The guy we got them from brought his roo who is the same age to show that these 2 are in fact hens... Welll today I noticed one of my girls have sprouted a comb and waddles! What is everyone's option as to what these babies are? [​IMG]
     
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  3. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

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    Really leaning towards pullet, for both of them. :) Can you post a full body pic of the first one?
     
  4. aachenault2

    aachenault2 New Egg

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    The one laying down... That's the only one I have
     
  5. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

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    Gosh they look so similar. Those wattles are so big :eek: If they're five months, then expect either an egg or crowing from it within a month :p
    They're both pretty birds.
     
  6. aachenault2

    aachenault2 New Egg

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    Thank you! I'm really worried if it is a rooster he will over breed her since we just have the 2 :(
     
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  7. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

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    If he is a cock, just keep a close eye on her.
     
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  8. aachenault2

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    It's funny because out of the 2 the one that I know is a female is the one who "rules the roost" [​IMG]
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    some roos are just not cut out for the job
     
  10. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    They're non bearded. If they were cockerels, I'd expect their combs and wattles to be bigger, especially on the one with the (improper) single comb. I dont see any streamers either. I think they're both pullets :)
     

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