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Is my Bantam Silkie a rooster or hen?

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I have had this Silkie since October (maybe the middle of the month, unsure of exact date as I got a lot of new chicks that month!) This is my first silkie I have ever had & I am having trouble figuring out its breed! Little guy is very sweet, likes to be held & is very small compared to all my other chickens (obviously because it is a bantam I'm guessing).  I had 3 others, unfortunately they didn't survive so I can't really compare little guy to other silkies. 
For some reason it won't let me upload any photos of little guy but he is pictured in my main photo.

post #2 of 7

There are some people who are able to sex Silkies really well, but hard to come by. I would say its to early to obvioulsy see a gender and you totally have a silkie or silkie mix. 

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A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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I was hoping since little guy is almost 5 months it would be easier to sex him. I have done some research on them but can't find much on just the silkie breed. Before little guy got use to me picking it up, it would bite me & I thought for the longest time it was a rooster but little guy hasn't been aggressive with me or others as it's gotten older. Thanks for your feedback!

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The crest seems rather small for a pullet, so I am leaning towards cockerel, but if you repost pictures in a couple months or get better pictures I might be able to tell for sure.

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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

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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Really need decent pictures before rending any opinion.

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post #6 of 7
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Like I said, it won't let me post any pictures it says I'm not "authorized". Won't even let me change my profile picture. I had good pictures to post of it. /:
post #7 of 7

you just need more posts and then you can post my guess is cockerel because of the small crest but a better pic would better help us determine the sex of your silkie.

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