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Boy or Girl - 6 week old silkie. Please help

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Probably male due to the amount of comb...but 6 weeks is way to early to call a Silkie.

 

Also, to determine sex in a Silkie, the stance is important, so post photos of full profile later when the bird is around 3 months of age.

 

Female Silkies sit lower, squattier, and have a more rounded look.

 

Male Silkies stand higher, are lankier.

 

Males tend to have mohawks while females have pompoms for crests.

 

Females have small combs and no wattles, males will have a larger comb and may have some wattle.

 

But they have to have time to mature first and can change appearance as they grow.

 

LofMc


Edited by Lady of McCamley - 1/31/16 at 11:03am
Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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Probably male due to the amount of comb...but 6 weeks is way to early to call a Silkie.

 

Also, to determine sex in a Silkie, the stance is important, so post photos of full profile later when the bird is around 3 months of age.

 

Female Silkies sit lower, squattier, and have a more rounded look.

 

Male Silkies stand higher, are lankier.

 

Males tend to have mohawks while females have pompoms for crests.

 

Females have small combs and no wattles, males will have a larger comb and may have some wattle.

 

But they have to have time to mature first and can change appearance as they grow.

 

LofMc

Agreed

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!

 

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They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

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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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Originally Posted by Lady of McCamley View Post
 

Probably male due to the amount of comb...but 6 weeks is way to early to call a Silkie.

 

Also, to determine sex in a Silkie, the stance is important, so post photos of full profile later when the bird is around 3 months of age.

 

Female Silkies sit lower, squattier, and have a more rounded look.

 

Male Silkies stand higher, are lankier.

 

Males tend to have mohawks while females have pompoms for crests.

 

Females have small combs and no wattles, males will have a larger comb and may have some wattle.

 

But they have to have time to mature first and can change appearance as they grow.

 

LofMc


X2 on LofMc's post.

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x 3  that is quite a comb for such a young bird.

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