what gender is this silkie

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by realsis, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    The more opinions the better. .the hair is growing so please take a look.
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  2. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    Looks like probable hen to me, but what is the age of this bird?
     
  3. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    almost 4 months old
     
  4. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    I'm thinking it's going to be a hen then. Mind you, I am NO SILKIE expert, they fool me more often than not lol!
     
  5. ChucktheChick

    ChucktheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullet!
     
  6. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    oh I Hope so! I love her so much I'd hate to have to rehome her! I can't have cockerels where I live. I'm praying for a pullet!
     
  7. ChucktheChick

    ChucktheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you are safe! Pretty one you've got there:)
     
  8. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    thank you! I only want a small flock of four and I've already gone through two cockerels trying to get my four girls. this little buff is the last one I have a question about! I've totally fallen in love with it and having to rehome it would crush me! I've had to rehome a blue, and a black already and it's really hard to do emotionally. I'm hoping my luck had changed for the better with this buff. sexing sometimes is really difficult. especially with silkies. I'm just praying I get to keep this buff. I can't have cockerels where I live. this buff is so sweet, falling asleep in my lap, sitting on my arm, it's really precious to Me. I just pray I don't wake up to crowing again! the last silkie really had me fooled until it crowed. but it's head was not as round as the buff, also it had waddles and a bigger comb. but it was non bearded. I guess I'm just rooster paranoid now. this is the only bad thing about silkies. they are such trickier buggers to sex. I just really pray this one is a female! it had really stole my heart! I'd hate to have to give it up! I've already gone through that twice! I sure don't want to do it a third time! thank you all for your opinions ! I'm sure hoping for a female!
     
  9. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    look like a pullet so far
     

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