Silkies - Tired of Guessing!

Reyvaughn

Songster
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Mar 10, 2011
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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.

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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.

Thanks!

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.
 
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hdowden

Crowing
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Aug 14, 2011
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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
 

Shayna

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Aug 2, 2011
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Top one looks like a beatiful grey partridge.
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I'm not completely sure on the second.
 

aoxa

Crowing
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Aug 8, 2011
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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
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ScaredOfShadows

Songster
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May 18, 2010
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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!
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#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.
 

RGBistro

Chirping
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Jun 17, 2011
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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!

Kim
 

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