White Bearded Silkies- Roosters? or Hens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bossynbella, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. bossynbella

    bossynbella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have four bearded white silkies. We hatched a ton of them out last year but a coyote broke into the coop and killed so many of our silkies. These four where the only bearded ones left. One (though I can not tell which one anymore) is our Rooster from last year and the father of the other three. I think they are all roosters but would love to be wrong!I tried to get a front and side pic of them all.

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    If you have any idea which one might be Ando our rooster from last year that would be wonderful too.
    Thanks in advance
    Melissa
     
  2. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Silkies 1-3 are roosters 4 maybe a pullet.
     
  3. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    looks like all boys, lots of backswept long feathers on top of all of them.
     
  4. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
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    All four are definately males.
     
  5. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    all males [​IMG]
     
  6. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    Yep, they're all boys.
     
  7. FrizzleFreak

    FrizzleFreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would say boys, but a full body look would be most helpful. Also, the whole sexing thing for chicks often works well for mature roos.
    VERY helpful for silkies. Even at National Silkie shows, people argue over whether it's a pullet or a cockerel!
     
  8. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    they do look like roos

    4 could be apullet but I doubt it
     
  9. SunshineSilkies

    SunshineSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 10, 2009
    Florida
    Looks like roos to me.[​IMG]
     
  10. Momma_Cluck

    Momma_Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our females look like the last one...
    the others look like boys to me too.
     

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