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What Gender is this 4 month old Silkie? also Variety?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by vpeterson, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. vpeterson

    vpeterson Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am guessing that this is a pullet but I am not sure. I did trim it up around the eyes so it could see.

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    I am not sure what you would call this variety. It came from a splash hen and a blue rooster. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Everything says pullet to me except the wings. I have read time and time again that only boys can have deep red like that in their wings. [​IMG]

    ETA: Going with my gut. This one is a girl IMO. Lets see what others have to say.
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2011
  3. vpeterson

    vpeterson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here are some back of the head shots.

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  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    No streamers is a good sign! [​IMG]
     
  5. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like my black girl [​IMG]
     
  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    im going with a cockerel on this one
     
  7. xmissjadie

    xmissjadie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to say pullet!
     
  8. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    looks like new streamers are coming in the back of the head, also more red is coming in. So I say boy, but it could be the crest filling in...However it just over all looks like a young boy to me.

    Can't help with color/variety. it is not a recognized or named variety, I think its called Duo-splash in Europe where its a splash bird with a second color marking in usually red.
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2011
  9. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Her expression and stance says pullet to me.
     
  10. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    Pullet. At this age, it should be showing some wattles and comb. The color is not spot on for any recognized variety, so the color on the wing really doesn't apply here. She is pretty though.
     

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