Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bradybrady09, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. bradybrady09

    bradybrady09 BANNED

    Mar 19, 2009
    well first of all this is a great site second of all how do i tell if my 5 month old white silkies are roos or pullets? i just cant tell and havent been able to get any answers anyone??
  2. VettekLisa

    VettekLisa Songster

    Oct 18, 2008
    Hale, Missouri
    If you have pictures and post them, you can get some idea from the
    resident silkie experts.
    Now saying that, I could usually tell by 4 months on most of mine.
    They had the streamers coming out of the back of their crest,
    plus my little roos started crowing at 13 weeks!
    On some birds, it is hard to tell and it will take them crowing or
    laying an egg to be sure.
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    It was really hard to tell on mine too. The roos will have more of a bumby comb and the girls will have more of a smooth one. But that's not always the case with ALL silkies. I thought one of mine may be a roo and then she laid an egg [​IMG] She had more bumps on her comb then my other one did so I just figured it was a roo. Good luck!
  4. TXmom

    TXmom Songster

    I have 2 Silkies that are 8 weeks is much bigger than the other one so I THINK that one is a roo. It was also a little slower to feather out than the smaller one, but now is poofier. It'll probably surprise me by laying an egg [​IMG] I guess only time will tell...
  5. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Songster

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    Its very hard to sex silkies. The better the quality the harder it is to sex them. Can you post pictures?

    I have some I couldnt tell till they was almost a year old.

    I have some I could tell from 6 weeks.

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