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What sex do you think my pet quality silkie is? S/he is 9 months old. Haven't heard him crow or seen her lay an egg :/

 

 

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I would say odds are a girl. After nine months, if your silkie was a Roo, I think you would at some point hear a crow by now :)

 

I've had silkies for only a year and a half but, if you have other silkies, compare the size, as I have noticed my girls definitely smaller than my boys.

 

Also notice that my boy silkies have a very pronounced area above their beak and I didn't really see that in your picture.


Here are pictures of my father ( named BoBo)  and son (named BooBoo) team. They look bigger to me than the picture you posted so I am leaning toward yours being a girl. :)


Edited by IrelandEyes - 12/6/15 at 2:11pm
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I'm going with girl too.  My PQ showgirl cockerel looks tall/gangly compared to your silkie. I agree that her smaller, compact build looks hennish (pulletish) to me.  

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Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

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Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm thinking pullet on your Silkie as well. :o) If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.  

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I would also say pullet  but, for more  opinions you can  also post photos at "what breed or gender is this."

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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Welcome to the BYC flock!  We are glad you joined us!

 

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