Silkie sexing!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Heather94, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. Heather94

    Heather94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4.5months. 1 white & 1 black. What do y'all think? No crowing attempts yet.

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  2. Heather94

    Heather94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Let It Snow Premium Member

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    To me at that age they look like pullets.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm thinking both are pullets, but Silkies are often hard to sex until they crow or lay.
     
  5. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    pullets
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with bantam lover 21
     
  7. booli

    booli New Egg

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    I hope you don't mind me chiming in with a silkie sexing question too! I am very new to the chicken world and have 3 beautiful silkies. One of which I am struggling to sex! I have done so much googling it's making me crazy. Yuki is 13 weeks old and has large comb and wattles (redish blue in colour). This to me says roo for sure. But the feathers on the head are round and there are no behavioural roo characteristics. Before I send him back (to a not so nice ending [​IMG]) I wanted to check with you all. Everyone, meet Yuki. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Let It Snow Premium Member

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    That's a rooster, it's crest is an odd shape too, is it a purebred?
     
  9. booli

    booli New Egg

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    That's what I'm wondering. It has very distinct feathers which none of the others have (theirs are whispy and fluffy!). It's got blue on the cheeks (which I thought only purebred's have. But like I said before I am so confused with what I have read on the internet! I'm at a loss!
     
  10. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Let It Snow Premium Member

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    To me it looks like a polish or sultan cross.
     

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