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What gender is this silkie?

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what is this silkies gender? It's about 5-6 weeks old.

 

 

 

 

post #2 of 4

with silkies it's really hard to tell, when it's head feathers come in it's easier or you could wait till they crow or lay an egg!

1 buff Orpington, 1 red star, 3 mixes, 1 Colombian Wyandotte, 1 ameraucana roo, 3 ameraucana hens, 6 mixed chicks, 2pekin ducks, and 1 Rouen duck. Named in order Lucy, Lucky, Esther, Saoirse, Eleanor, Henry, Martha, Becky, Carolyn, the chicks aren't named, Daisy , lemon, and Ping-Ping
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1 buff Orpington, 1 red star, 3 mixes, 1 Colombian Wyandotte, 1 ameraucana roo, 3 ameraucana hens, 6 mixed chicks, 2pekin ducks, and 1 Rouen duck. Named in order Lucy, Lucky, Esther, Saoirse, Eleanor, Henry, Martha, Becky, Carolyn, the chicks aren't named, Daisy , lemon, and Ping-Ping
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post #3 of 4

That isn't a Silkie, that's a Cochin. I'd wait a few more weeks for the gender. Cochin boys tend to get pretty red and large in the comb early on.

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Newlyweds on six acres with a Bernese Mountain Dog named Dozer, and a flock and freezer full of Mohawk Rhode Island Reds.

Standard Bred: LF Mohawk Rhode Island Reds
http://quickfamilyfarm.weebly.com
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post #4 of 4
Agree, its a Cochin. It's comb and wattles look pretty red in the picture, it could be a cockerel. I'd wait a few weeks to be sure.
Nikki
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