Silkies! What are we? Lots of Pics!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by yellowflower, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. yellowflower

    yellowflower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 13 silkies. 4 of them are 5 months and from a breeder. The other 9 are 4 months and from Cackle Hatchery. I need to rehome some roosters soon. I'm hearing at least 2 in the morning before I let them out but they don't do it outside! I'm pretty sure on 4 of them but still guessing on the others. Any guesses would be appreciated!
    Here is my 5mth cuckoo,I believe a roo.
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    This is my 4mth splash I also think is a roo.
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    Another 4mth spash ??
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    4 mth blue not sure he/she has been slow feathering.
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    Here's a couple of whites. The one in the rear is 5mths the other one 4 mths.
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    This one has a strange coloring. I think a roo at 5mths.
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    I think these 2 blues are pullets. 4mths
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    Let me know what all you silkie experts think!
    Thanks!
     
  2. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    Number 1, your 5mth cuckoo - i agree that it is a roo.

    Number 2, your 4mth splash - probably a roo, those streamers tend to suggest so. Man, is he pretty!

    Number 3, your other 4mth splash - i think is a pullet.

    Number 4, your 4 mth blue - looks like a pullet to me. What a cutie!

    Number 5 and 6, your whites - my guess would be pullet on the right in the rear and roo on the left in the front.

    Number 7, your one with the strange coloring - definitely roo. Hard to tell by the pic, is it shaded grey or lavender?

    Number 8 and 9, your 2 blues - i agree they are pullets.

    Wow, that was fun!
     
  3. silkiechick236

    silkiechick236 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know but they are all so darn cute!!! I've got 4 silkies that are 7 weeks old today.[​IMG]
     
  4. yellowflower

    yellowflower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oops! The fourth pic of the splash is the first one not the second one.
     
  5. yellowflower

    yellowflower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! I guess I've learned alot from this forum. Thanks everyone. As to the strange colored one, I think it's more grey. His dad was a cuckoo. The breeder said he had the markings of a partridge when he hatched and the spot behind the neck that says cuckoo. I'm not real good with genetics so I really don't get it. I ordered 5 cuckoo and got 2, one died in transit and the other two turned out white. And then this one. I think I'll order eggs next time. He's a pretty boy though so I think I'll keep him.
     
  6. yellowflower

    yellowflower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did clip the fuzz around their eyes about a month ago. I don't want them to be blind! [​IMG]
     
  7. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    My Coop
    1. Cuckoo Roo
    2. Splash Roo
    3. Splash Possibly Pullet
    4. Blue Pullet
    5 White Roo in the Front; White Pullet in background
    7. Strange Color Roo
    8. Blue Pullet
    9. Blue Pullet
     
  8. yellowflower

    yellowflower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I can't believe how accurate I was. Except for the blue that has been slow to feather. I'm still a not sure about that one. But I hope your all right about her being a her! I have more whites that I didn't get so if the sun comes out tomorrow I'll take some more pics.
     
  9. chixie

    chixie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    beautiful silkies
     
  10. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Quote:I agree.
     

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