Silkie x cochin cross. Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Critter Crazed, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. Critter Crazed

    Critter Crazed Chicken Cuddlin' Cheesehead

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    I'm not sure about the gender of this chick. I always thought rooster but his brother (definitely a rooster) has such a more prominent comb and wattles. Help? Oh and they are about 5 1/2 weeks old!

    Here is the question chick. This is Drew!
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    Okay now here's my definite rooster! This is Leroy!


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    See the difference? That's what's making me wonder!!
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  2. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe drew is a pullet!!! Time to rethink the name [​IMG]
     
  3. Critter Crazed

    Critter Crazed Chicken Cuddlin' Cheesehead

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    Really!!! [​IMG] He was Jenna but I renamed him a few days ago to be Drew! Haha.
    I hope you are right. The definite girls have such a smaller comb than him. But his comb is staying a pullet's color. and no wattle coloring either
     
  4. Critter Crazed

    Critter Crazed Chicken Cuddlin' Cheesehead

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    Anyone else have an opinion on this little guy?
     
  5. Critter Crazed

    Critter Crazed Chicken Cuddlin' Cheesehead

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    Pleeeeeeease? lol [​IMG]
     
  6. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm honestly wondering if the comb looks less pronounced on Drew is because Drew has more of a crest than Leroy does....Leroy has a few spare hairs for a crest while drew has a decent little crest going on that is covering the comb...

    I am honestly going to say - Rooster.
     
  7. Critter Crazed

    Critter Crazed Chicken Cuddlin' Cheesehead

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    Ok that's kinda what I was thinking as well. [​IMG] This guy's a toughy lol. Thanks!
     
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    My vote (and my 5 y/o son's [​IMG]) is for pullet, we have several little cochin/silkie mixes running around the yard, and he's pretty good at telling them [​IMG]

    ETA that the crest wouldn't have much effect on the comb, since the comb appears to be a modified straight comb. With pure silkies, except for exceptional quality birds, the males usually don't have much of a crest.
     
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  9. mudpaw

    mudpaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what a cute mix <3 I think it looks a little more like a pullet (it appears a tiny bit daintier -to me)...but it may still be a little young to tell for sure.
     
  10. Critter Crazed

    Critter Crazed Chicken Cuddlin' Cheesehead

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    Thanks. [​IMG] Lol your 5 year old son sounds adorable. You are right- roos don't get that big of crests! I forgot about that. That's another thing that yells pullet.
     

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