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Silkie Gender?

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That silkie is too young to sex for sure. Silkies are one of the hardest breeds to sex so I'd wait a couple more weeks. But, it is looking mighty suspicious to me due to the large comb.

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"Let God have you and let God love you. And don’t be surprised if your heart begins to hear music you’ve never heard and your feet learn to dance as never before.” -Max Lucado

"You have searched me, Lord and You know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; You perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; You are familiar with all my ways." -Psalm 139:1-3
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Ack!  I was worried about that comb....  My no-doubt-about-it silkie rooster has a much smaller comb than this character has already developed.  Sigh.  I have so MANY roosters!  I should be kept apart from all chickens until their first egg is safely on the nest.  This is because I get so involved with them as individuals, that when the time comes to get rid of one, I can hardly do it!  I am a terrible bleeding-heart.  All they have to do is appear to like me, and they have my utter loyalty.  Pathetic, honestly. 

 

Thank you!

Patience

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Rooster in my opinion.
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Too young to be sure.

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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!

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay. --Robert Frost

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If you don't want  all the roosters,  you can buy pullets at point of lay, or  laying hens.  With silkies being so hard to ID gender- it's the best way to avoid the rooster problem.

 

I'm thinking yours is a roo because of the comb at this age.  He is very young but, his comb isn't going to shrink.

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