silkie sexing

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hdowden, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would say that she's a pullet, her crest is very feminine and her comb looks about the right size for a girl.
     
  2. reckless

    reckless Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i definitely think pullet!
     
  3. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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    Silkie combs should not be red whether male or female. It should be deep dark purple, mulberry color.
     
  4. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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    Yep, I agree with the gang, hen for sure. Many of my hens didn't lay until at least 7 months old.
     
  5. reckless

    reckless Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hatchery silkies tend to be at times though. one of my silkie roos has a BRIGHT red comb, the other has the mulberry color. was lucky with that boy :)
     
  6. undine

    undine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol yea my bad. I worded it wrong, but thats what i was asking. How DEEP should the red be in their black comb, which makes it an off-set hidden tints of red.
     
  7. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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    I had a few red combed silkies before. Just as sweet and pretty as mulberry combed in my opinion. :)
     
  8. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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    Not following. A nice plum or dark maroon color is what you want.
     
  9. undine

    undine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sad, i had no idea what i was talking about too, but i guess thats what i meant? LOOOL i dont know XD
     
  10. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Chicken Obsessed

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    There are many different shades of " plum ", I have found that even the ones with dark plum wattles tend to fade as they get older.[​IMG]
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    These pics are a good example of the comb variety in my flock.
     

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