What Gender Are These Silkies?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CourtneyTartan, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    With combs that size I would say cockerels.
     
  2. CourtneyTartan

    CourtneyTartan Out Of The Brooder

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    yeah, that`s what i`ve been thinking cos there`s quite a difference between these fellas and my little silkie hens that I have, was doubting myself about it though aha.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    They're all cockerels. At this age, I'm pretty sure the seller knew that, they were likely crowing at home.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    They all look like cockerels to me, too.
     
  5. CourtneyTartan

    CourtneyTartan Out Of The Brooder

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    Thankyou everyone.
    It`s what I thought, I think i was deep down hoping they were girls.
    At least I got a free Araucana hen from the same lady.
    Haven`t got a silkie rooster for my silkie girls so maybe some cute little silkie chicks might be a possibility from these fellas.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Or mix your silkies and your Aracauna and you'd get adorable little chicks that would probably lay greenish or pale blue eggs.
     
  7. CourtneyTartan

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    Yeah, i have 3 other pure bred Aracauna girls besides the one that i picked up for free that the lady thought was a silkie but it`s not. Would be interesting to see what sort of chickens would come from that pairing though.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    cockerels
     

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