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White bearded silkies - 12 weeks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jenesis536, May 12, 2011.

  1. jenesis536

    jenesis536 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 white bearded silkies that are 12 weeks old. I really have no idea, but I'm guessing the 1st one is a girl and 2nd a boy based on shape of the crest... the first one is the one that gets picked on and is a little lovey, the 2nd is also sweet but a little more outgoing... no roo behavior but based on crest I'm guessing boy. Anyone know silkies well enough to tell the genders yet?


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    Last edited: May 12, 2011
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Im guessing 1 the male 2 is the pullet. I think I can see streamers in the first picture of bird 1.
     
  3. jenesis536

    jenesis536 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really? That's opposite than what I thought. The part of the head you were talking about is where the older chickens were pecking at it and pulling out its feathers. If you look up close, it looks like some of the feathers were still growing out and have that shaft on them still... I can pull it off, but the encasing thing makes it look all stuck together. It certainly doesn't act rooish at all while the other one, if I were to compare, does.
     
  4. jenesis536

    jenesis536 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any guesses from anyone else? Just one?
     
  5. bantamsrmyfav

    bantamsrmyfav Chillin' With My Peeps

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    jeez those are tough. They both look like pullets to me. Very pretty!
     

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