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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!

2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 red sex link, 1 bantam, 1 Silkie rooster who acts much bigger than he really is, 2 young Pekin ducks, 1 young Mallard, 1 duck of an undetermined breed, 2 mixed breed chicks,1 Barred Rock pullet, and 1 easter egger pullet.  named in order:

Lucy, Ethel, Lucky, Aunt Bea, Ricky, Lemon Meringue, Daisy, Ping-Ping, Jake, Fred, Phoebe, Saoirse, and Esther.

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2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 red sex link, 1 bantam, 1 Silkie rooster who acts much bigger than he really is, 2 young Pekin ducks, 1 young Mallard, 1 duck of an undetermined breed, 2 mixed breed chicks,1 Barred Rock pullet, and 1 easter egger pullet.  named in order:

Lucy, Ethel, Lucky, Aunt Bea, Ricky, Lemon Meringue, Daisy, Ping-Ping, Jake, Fred, Phoebe, Saoirse, and Esther.

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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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Nikki
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