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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.

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

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