silkies- they always keep you guessing...pullet or cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by melloladies, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. melloladies

    melloladies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is Pickle [​IMG]
    Hatched 4/30 so 4.5 months old +
    I've been thinking pullet (breeder has also given me her opinion, but not recently) but I'm just a nervous chicken momma. I've only raised two chicky babies from eggs, and this sweet little one is one of them- so even if "she" is a he... I'll most likely be trying my darndest to keep him- provided he behaves himself. But I'm REALLY hoping little pickle puffle pants is a girl [​IMG]
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    with buddy, Claire bear
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    Pickle is so much more "shapey" than Claire- she just looks like a little round puff- so the differences in body shape/crest size have me wondering. It could just be age though.... Claire is over a year old- and she still had a crest full of pin feathers [​IMG]
    Thanks in advance for your opinions!!!
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Pullet. I don't see any streamers.
     
  3. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a pretty girl powder puff to me.
     
  4. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    pullet
     
  5. melloladies

    melloladies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    such quick replies!! And from such great people!! Thank you very much [​IMG]
    I'm glad to see everyone agrees so far. Tiny comb- about the size of my pinky finger pad- no color to it. I wasn't sure when those pesky streamers would show up, if they were going to.
     
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  6. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess pullet as well [​IMG]
     
  7. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I don't think you'll have to worry about any pesky little steamers on this one [​IMG] I love my silkies, but the wait of sexing drives me insane!
     
  8. melloladies

    melloladies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I don't think you'll have to worry about any pesky little steamers on this one [​IMG] I love my silkies, but the wait of sexing drives me insane!

    I can only imagine how frustrating it would be to be a silkie breeder!! Waiting and waiting ALL THE TIME!!! It was hard enough with my two! Pickle was my only hatch out of a dozen eggs, so I feel VERY lucky that she's lookin' like a she [​IMG]
     

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