Silkie sexing!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Heather94, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. Heather94

    Heather94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What does everyone think? About5.5 months. No crowing, no eggs, no dancing around the ladies. Hoping it's a pullet

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  2. cream puff

    cream puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pullet
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Somehow it just looks cockerelish to me. Silkies are hard to sex, though, so I could be wrong.
     
  4. mustangrooster

    mustangrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looking like a pullet to me. My silkie cockerel started developing a big comb and waddles, and hackles...the whole lot way before that age. By now i would imagine to see a bit of comb development and or waddles if it were a cockerel. Im not seeing streamers or pointy hackle feathers either...[​IMG]
     
  5. Heather94

    Heather94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a white that I'm sure is male. Has streamers. But no comb and he's bearded so can't see any waddles. They are the same age.
     
  6. mustangrooster

    mustangrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you have a picture? More often than not streamers indicates a male on silkies. So he may be a slow developer..
     
  7. Heather94

    Heather94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope so!
    I do have an 8mo Silkie male that didn't show any signs of being a boy til about 6/6.5 months. Now he is all boy and dancing around the ladies. So fingers crossed this one don't surprise me
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I'm leaning toward pullet but would like to see photo , head facing front, with crest held back to display entire comb. The only sorta comb photo looks wide for a pullet.
     
  9. Heather94

    Heather94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll take one when I go back out in a bit!
     
  10. Heather94

    Heather94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im leaning more towards cockerel, but im not sure. Black Silkie. Coming up on 6 months. Brother has long, thick streamers out the back of his crest (the white silkie "Blizzard"). This one seems to have short, thin streamers, tho im not positive they are streamers or not. any insight? Current pics have been uploaded. I tried to get a comb pic, but doing that on your own is not easy [​IMG]

    Im really hoping this one is a pullet, if not, then all 3 of my silkies are cockerels [​IMG]
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    I have one we swore was a pullet (as did most on here) til around 8 months, then all of a sudden "she" had a large comb, and was dancing around the ladies, & now @ 9.5 months has started crowing.
     

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