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Silkies! Male or female ?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jpena02, Jul 16, 2018.

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  1. Jpena02

    Jpena02 In the Brooder

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    Their has been eggs so one has to be female or both . About 10 months old
     

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  2. BlackHackle

    BlackHackle Court Rooster Premium Member

    Both female
     
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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    Very large combs but for 10 mos. old I would think cockerels. I would definitely have expected them crow by now or lay eggs. In any case I would want to breed hopefully to reduce the size of comb somewhat and maintain the walnut rather than "whatever," type of comb - :(.
     
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  4. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict Premium Member

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    The Buff Silkie is a pullet. The other one appears to be a cockerel.
     
  5. AnimalGeek23

    AnimalGeek23 Songster

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    The buff one is probably a pullet, and the other one is a roo probably. They’re beautiful birds, and silkies can be really hard to sex. Just wait and we’ll see!
     
  6. Glitterchicks

    Glitterchicks Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Man, I wish mine was so easy to sex!
    I just have a giant ball of fluff for a silkie!:lau
     
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  7. Jpena02

    Jpena02 In the Brooder

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    So what do you think? Both female ?
     
  8. Glitterchicks

    Glitterchicks Free Ranging Premium Member

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    I think the buff is the female (you said one is laying, right?) and the other, I think is a cockerel.
     
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  9. Jpena02

    Jpena02 In the Brooder

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    That’s funny , most are saying the white one is a cockerel but the previous owner thinks that’s the one laying !
     
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  10. Hihamburger

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    I think the buff is a female, but the other looks very much like a male. I think I saw streamers on the light one, a picture of the back of the crest could identify if they are streamers.
     
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