What breed and gender is Pumpkin? ~New pics pg. 2!~

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChickenPeep, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Hello!
    I have a little orange silkie named Pumpkin. I really don't know what breed it is, but i think it's probably a girl. Please tell me I'm right!
    I always see Pumpkin eating, however, Pump is small and skinny. Could smallness possibly mean girl?
    Please help me figure out the breed and gender of my little Pumpkin!
    Thanks!


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  2. hdowden

    hdowden Crowing

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    can you get a profile shot thats not as close as all of these cause right now it looks more pullety than cockerel
     
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Darling silkie! It's so hard to tell with silkies....I had to wait until one of mine crowed! I am going to guess girl though.....I'm not seeing anything that looks like a comb there.....
     
  4. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    Really hard to tell for silkies. It could be either a boy or girl.
     
  5. beautiful silkie chick.

    Her color I would call a smutty buff, or the parents may have been a buff and a partridge - I have had chicks similarly colored from my mixed color flock.

    They are very hard to sex, but by the size and shape of the crest thus far at that age, I would hazard a guess and say girl, but I wouldn't hold my breath until she gets about 4-5 months old and the crest stays rounded and no streamers (odd feathers that poke out away from and longer than the crest ball of feathers)
     
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  6. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Songster

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    I'm not seeing any streamers so I'm gonna go with pullet. Can't be sure though [​IMG]
     
  7. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith &amp; Feathers

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    Quote:I was also thinking that she could be a buff/blue or black mix. What do you think about that?
     
  8. banjoejoe4783

    banjoejoe4783 VILLAMIL FARMS

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    looks to be a silkie pullet judgeing by the size and shape of the crest and lack of strimers
     
  9. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I can't tell. Could be either a pullet or a cockerel, from what I see.

    It is VERY difficult to tell sometimes with silkies.
     
  10. streamers don't come in until atleast 4-5 months, so even if this was a boy, you wouldn't see any streamers yet. this chick looks to be quite young, about 2-3 months old. However because of the size and roundness of the crest I believe its a girl.

    Yes she should be a buff X blue...I doubt black, when you mix a buff and a black your more likely to get a darker bird, more often black based with gold leaking. I'd expect a lot more color/black on her if she had a black parent.

    I had a blue that would throw me partridge chicks, and when I crossed him with buff I would get partridge offspring or chicks very similiar to your girl.
     

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