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Sexing a White Silkie

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Hey there! First time chicken owner here and long-time stalker of this site.  :)  

 

Can anyone tell me what gender this is?  I'm thinking a cockerel but I'm not very experienced.

 

Here's shortly after I first got him/her with two light brahmas that are dubbed "The Puffs".  They are the sweetest.

 

 

 

And now at around 8 weeks of age:

 

 

 

 

The poor thing's face looks like a vulture, lmao.  Is it going to fill in around it's face?

 

Also, the silver laced wyandotte up there...Thoughts on the gender of that one as well?  Both that and the gold laced have a blush to their combs just like that.  They are also around the same age.

 

All chicks are from the local Rural King.

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SLW looks pullet to me. Silkie looks like a roo smile.png
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Thank you! It doesn't matter much if the silkie is a roo, I'll still keep it. Any other opinions on the silkie?
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Would anyone else add their opinion? smile.png
Edited by DyingPhoenix - 5/13/16 at 5:56pm
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I think the silkie is a roo also, a lot of comb for that age. Is he hatchery bird?

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He was in a bin at the local Rural King. I think someone said that cackle hatchery supplies the one in my area but I coud be wrong.
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