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can someone tell if my silkie she is a he??? I'm brand new to chickens!

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We just started with chickens, and my daughter really wanted a silkie, so we got her one. It's only 5-6 weeks old, and I know it's difficult to tell, but it's beginning to get a bit of a red comb, so I'm wondering if this is normal for silkies, or if it's most likely a rooster. Anyone have any ideas???





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Reminds me a lot of my 2 little cockerels sadly, though hatchery stock is a lot different from show stock babies.

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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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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If that were one of my chicks, I'd tag it as a cockerel.

Nikki
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Nikki
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