Week by Week Silkie Comb thread! With poll!

Silkie genders!

  • Total voters


Mar 30, 2019
Eastern Tennessee
Thank you! My final guess then is that Eclipse is a cockerel, Nutmeg is a pullet, and Pebbles is a pullet! Planning to keep Eclipse, unless he starts being really mean. I hope that’s not the case!

Does anyone know when I can tell if Eclipse is going to be a “nice” cockerel, or a “mean” one?

Hmm I'm not sure exactly how to answer that but I can share my experience with my silkie males.

I find a lot of the time when they really start getting their hormones they can go through a bit of an obnoxious stage. This tends to start anywhere from 4-8 months in my experience with 5-6 being the most common. Once this stage starts they'll often test you to see what they can get away with. Sometimes it is just minor dominance behavior like tidbitting, dancing/lowering a wing towards you, etc, but others they can get more aggressive and actually try to flog you. It would probably be a good idea to look up methods to try to dissuade an aggressive cockerel and find one you are comfortable trying in case he gets a bit too ornery.

Sometimes they never grow out of this phase but often they will, and sometimes they never go through this phase at all and are just nice boys. I find most of my boys who are still fairly aggressive by a year old don't really seem to grow out of it and I would consider them the "mean" ones.


Chocolate Lover
Mar 5, 2021
Western Washington
My Coop
My Coop
So far Eclipse is still really sweet. Definitely, 1000000% sure he’s a cockerel. Started crowing this morning. (It was really cute!)

Here are some better photos of him. (Still Not great, but better)


  • 5F6F465B-A0C5-4F62-8012-AE375901BA59.jpeg
    468.2 KB · Views: 2
  • AE44F0D8-B332-4134-B137-0FADAEF8432E.jpeg
    492 KB · Views: 2
  • 27906842-2179-40CB-8890-91C81C203F94.jpeg
    550.1 KB · Views: 2
  • B5953003-9996-46A2-8035-E3386F66EAD9.jpeg
    473.2 KB · Views: 2
  • B21E6A6E-4564-42D8-ACC3-511E3E551E54.jpeg
    422.7 KB · Views: 2
  • 3CD8EFC3-999F-4617-B0A4-A93F5792574F.jpeg
    601.8 KB · Views: 2

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom