UPDATE!: Take a guess at my silkie's gender! *MORE CHICKS*

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BasicallyHeather, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. BasicallyHeather

    BasicallyHeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He/she is 9 weeks old, and the largest of my three. He/she is bearded and has only the slightest hint of wattles, and no red whatsoever in the comb. Also, what color is this silkie? Blue? Splash? I have no idea. Right now it is a combo of black and dark grey. I got him/her and two siblings from a breeder locally. Mom was black; no idea what color dad was!

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    Any help is appreciated [​IMG] And yes, I know that it's a royal pain to sex silkies this young, but I am curious... [​IMG]
     
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  2. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    The streamers off the back of the crest make me think roo. Very pretty!

    Edited to add, i think it's a blue.
     
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  3. silkymom1986

    silkymom1986 The Silkie Villa

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    I have no idea but he/she is VERY pretty!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    At this age it could go either way. I am leaning ever so slightly more towards cockerel though. And I'd say s/he is a blue.[​IMG]
     
  5. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    i'm thinking blue roo
     
  6. Whitewinterwolf

    Whitewinterwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like my silkie Steve [​IMG]
    I would say a roo!
     
  7. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think rooster
     
  8. BasicallyHeather

    BasicallyHeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the replies! He (?) is the calmest out of the three and loves to be held. We plan on keeping him regardless for breeding purposes. [​IMG]
     
  9. BasicallyHeather

    BasicallyHeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I go to drive the kids to the bus stop this morning (it's pouring), and I hear the worst most strangled noise I have ever heard coming from the brooder...thinking that one of the silkie chicks is injured or sick, I fling open the brooder lid and see Yoda, the blue silkie, crowing!! He did it a bunch of times. Guess that settles it! [​IMG]
     
  10. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one 28 weeks old...still don't know what it is...no crowing, no eggs...[​IMG]

    crowing already at 9 weeks...makes me think mine is a pullet then...!
     

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