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Silkie Right? Way too early to tell gender?

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I am thinking this is a silkie but just wanted to be sure, and I am thinking it is still way too early to tell the gender. This is my first silkie so I am kind of clueless. It is only about a week old I am guessing it is also bantam sized. 

 

 

 

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It's well too early to tell the gender, it usually takes 10+ weeks. I would say that it's a Cochin because I can only see 4 toes in the photo.
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DUCK OBSESSED!

~Welsh Harlequins~
~Khaki Campbells~
...and a flock of bantam SLW, Partridge Wyandottes, Silver Pencilled Wyandottes, Sulmtaler, Silkie and a Polish mix

3 beautiful female Welsh Harlequin ducklings called Luna, Winter and Dawn.

2nd place Welsh Harlequin Drake at the UK National Poultry Show 2016
1st place Junenvile Handler at the National Poultry Show 2016
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post #3 of 4

The dark skin tells me yes it's a silkie, though it might not be a very good example of a silkie if it doesn't have a fifth toe on each foot. And if it is, it might be quite a while before you know the gender.

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Its a Silkie, looks like its probably partridge. If its lacking extra toes, thats quite common, especially in hatchery (and Tractor Supply) birds.
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