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

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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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  2. suzeqf

    suzeqf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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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
     
  5. Shayna

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    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

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    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

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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
     
  10. ChickensAreSweet

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