Silkies - Tired of Guessing!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Reyvaughn, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. Reyvaughn

    Reyvaughn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2011
    Northeast Pennsylvania
    Going by their crests and stature, I am assuming they are pullets. Those of you that breed them, can you confirm or deny? They are 12 weeks.


    Also, is the first one a partridge? S/he's out of a black w/ gold hackle leakage (hatchery) and either an Orp or white Silkie cockerel.


    ETA: Both have straight combs at this point. The white Silkie cockerel I had was also hatchery stock, and started with a straight comb that eventually "ribboned" (like looking at ribbon candy from the side) into a cross between a straight and walnut comb.
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2012
  2. suzeqf

    suzeqf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2011
    I'm going to say both girls they favor my girls at that age
  3. Beth G.

    Beth G. Gaetano Family Farm

    The first one is a grey parti girl. The second I can not tell [​IMG]
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 14, 2011
    its really to soon to tell for sure at 20 weeks it might be easier to tell at this point they do appear to be pullets
  5. Shayna

    Shayna I [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]

    Aug 2, 2011
    Top one looks like a beatiful grey partridge. [​IMG]

    I'm not completely sure on the second.
  6. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    New York State
    My Coop
    Right now they look like pullets. But 12 weeks is a bit early to be certain.
  7. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Could go either way. The first one even looks like it could be a roo too. Wouldn't surprise me..

    I am not saying they are girl, or boy, as there is nothing to determine it either way [​IMG]
  8. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    Silkies can be tough, hatchery quality birds tend to be easier to tell and earlier to tell on though...but to be 100% sure I say wait another 1-2 months..

    BUT for the sake of guessing and the fact I really think that one is a girl I will give it a go! [​IMG]

    #1 the coloring is silver partridge or gray...also in this variation the coloring is indicitive of a girl and the body stature being closer to the ground, very horizontal - is more a pullet thing... and over all look screams girl. The other one, I can't really tell anything from the picture but it looks like it may be starting to develop streamers in the back, sooooo I'm leaning to a boy.
  9. RGBistro

    RGBistro Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2011
    Orange County, CA
    My guess is you have two pullets. By 12 weeks, my black silkie roo was already sporting a funky hair-do. These ladies look like they have nice, round tops!

  10. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens


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