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gender of silkies

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Can anyone help with the gender of these silkies? Im not sure of the age but they are still on the small side. Do they look crossed of like purebred silkies?
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The one on the left is NOT a silkie, or at least nothing purebred since it has a white face (pinkish and flesh coloured vs the black its supposed to be) I'd say you have a silkie mix on the left and a regular silkie on the right. I am absolutely horrid at sexing what looks like non-bearded silkies so I hope someone else can be a bit more help. :)

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4H Member and backyard chicken keeper! I keep bantams, standard, fancy and regular layers, and everything in-between! I also keep Cotournix quail, Button Quail and Pigeons!
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post #3 of 6
I think the one on the left is a Silkie, but just poorly bred. As for gender, I'm leaning towards pullet for the one on the right because it looks a little smaller and has a little less waddle. You'll have to wait until they're older to be sure though.
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Here are the photos up closer. I also think the one with the white face might be a mix but not sure. The whole batch have a variety of white and black faces and some have small red combs on their heads. Mine dont have the combs.
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Thanks for the advice everyone.
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Another picture of them.
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