Two silkies about 4 months old

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by elliandfritz, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. elliandfritz

    elliandfritz Chirping

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    Hi,
    I have been growing out a buff Silkie and recently acquired a second one that was supposed to have been born about four months ago. Until now, I had been convinced that the one I had been growing out was a little cockerel because it developed a reddish comb and tiny blue wattles at about three months of age. However, now that I have it side by side with my new silkie, it looks like it stands and is shaped like a pullet. The new silkie doesn’t have a reddish comb or any wattles at all. Are there any guesses on gender of these two? If needed, I can try to get pictures of them standing together naturally.


    New silkie
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    Silkie I’ve been growing out
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  2. elliandfritz

    elliandfritz Chirping

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    I went ahead and tried to get better pics after seeming that mine would probably not be helpful. Now, they look like a cockerel and pullet to me!

    The one I’ve been growing out:
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    The one I just got:
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    Both together:
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  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    The one you've been growing out is a cockerel. The new one looks to be a pullet.
     
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  4. elliandfritz

    elliandfritz Chirping

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    Thank you! That’s what I was starting to think and hoping for!
     
  5. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Pretty good chance you've got a pair there.
     
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  6. Gilded Feather

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  7. silkiekeeper

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    Hard to say by the pictures, but I'm going to guess both are cockerels. The one with the larger crest seems too slicked back and roo-like.
     

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