White Silkie Gender? (Picture heavy)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jasper_899, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. Jasper_899

    Jasper_899 Out Of The Brooder

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    I hatched this silkie out November 15th 2009. Only one to hatch out of 14 eggs. So I don't really have any other silkies of its age to compare it with so I have no idea what sex it is. I have never had silkies before either. Im hoping to get a small flock of them, but I need to know what this one is before I can order more. I really do enjoy this little bird its so calm and friendly. It grew up with 8 other standard chickens, but now they are pecking at the silkie so its my new house pet xD My family even agrees with me that its nothing like normal chickens and don't even mind it staying in my room. Ohh and its a bearded.

    I know silkies are almost impossible to sex until you either hear a crow or get an egg but I can't wait that long I need to get some more silkies soon since the summers in Alaska are so short [​IMG] So if you need more pictures just let me know of what part of the silkie and I will get them uploaded asap.

    Sorry if he/she is a bit dirty, Its been a few weeks since bath time. And my camera is weird about flash sometimes it works sometimes it wont so it might appear to look a different color in some photos.

    Pics as a day old chick:
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    Thank you,

    Jasper
     
  2. meriruka

    meriruka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    Looks like a hen to me.
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Looks like a pullet, but is a bit young to be certain.
     
  4. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Im going to say pullet
     
  5. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2008
    Gainesville, GA
    I'm thinking pullet as well.
     
  6. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    My thought was pullet as well - but have had them fool me.
     
  7. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
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    Pullet
     
  8. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    I say pullet too
     
  9. Jasper_899

    Jasper_899 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hmm looks like everyone says pullet so far. Thats good maybe I will finally have myself a broody hen. But either way Im keeping it. But I know that it takes 6-8 months to know for sure.

    Thanks everyone. [​IMG]
     
  10. cjexotic

    cjexotic Cj's Mandarin Ducks

    Mar 11, 2008
    Central PA
    Hi,

    Looks like a pullet to me too. It is so cute.

    more eggs coming when the weather breaks.

    cj
     

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