What Gender Are These Silkies?

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

  1. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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

    CourtneyTartan Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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

    CourtneyTartan Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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    Out to pasture
    cockerels
     

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