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post #11 of 16

I don't see any obvious rooster signs, but Silkies are difficult to sex and I could be wrong.

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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post #12 of 16

I'm not real thrilled with the comb - females usually have a flatter comb  while the males are more bulbous -    but not  ready to  commit to either gender.  A couple more months and it should be obvious.

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post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thank you so much for all your responses. I will post again in a month or so smile.png unless it becomes obvious in the mean time!
post #14 of 16
It looks non bearded, they tend to have much larger combs and wattles than bearded Silkies, male or female. But, it looks like its leaking some rust on its shoulders (those darker spots on the wings) which is a male trait. It could just be the pictures though.
I've been raising Silkies for a while now, and they're still difficult for me to sex. I have a cockerel that looks very similar to your little chick.
Nikki
*C'mon, get flappy!*
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Nikki
*C'mon, get flappy!*
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post #15 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thank you! Pom Pom also has some black colouring on the edge of the wings and tail. Does that indicate anything? I can get a pic if you need
Edited by nurseemi - 11/23/15 at 4:12pm
post #16 of 16
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Just thought I'd update - Pom Pom turned out to be a roo. Streamers and wattles are huge now at 16 weeks.
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