White Silkies 8-10 weeks old - Gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rugbyrebel, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. rugbyrebel

    rugbyrebel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2013
    Southern Ontario, Canada

    I have two silkies here approx. 8-10 weeks. Compared to my silkie cockeral these seem like pullets (I know it's still early). But any thoughts? The pics aren't the greatest quality, I might have to take more in daylight. Neither has an obvious, growing bumpy comb but the 1st one does have reddish spot. Both very similar in size.

    Chick #1



    Chick #1 at front, #2 at back.


    Chick #2



    Chick #1 back, Chick #2 front


    Chick #1 Right, Chick #2 Left


    Chick #1 Top, Chick #2 Bottom

  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Its still a little early to tell. So far, neither one is looking particularly roosterish. If one of them was to be a rooster, I think it would be the second one, as it looks more like a rooster (taller stance, more stringy feathers/smaller crest). For now, I think you have two pullets.
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    I agree. I'd post new photos in 3-4 weeks; by then the gender should be a bit more obvious. But with Silkies, you may not know the gender for sure until the bird either crows or lays an egg.

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