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20+ week-old Silkie. Gender Guesses?

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This is Little Big Bird, as my neighbor affectionately calls him. I say him, but I have no idea on gender. I wasn't going to ask, just wait for a crow or an egg, but as neither have occurred... The antici... pation is killing me!

My bet was cockerel, as he loves to chase the dog around. Am I right? I think I'm right. I'm right, right? wink

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Thanks!

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post #2 of 39

Silkies have always scared me.  I still don't own one. 

I have no idea, but yeah, could be a roo.

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Originally Posted by Mahonri 

Silkies have always scared me.  I still don't own one. 

I have no idea, but yeah, could be a roo.


He does have a rather demonic gleam to his eye, yeah? You should see him go after my german shorthaired pointer, a bird dog trained in death-dealing to all things small and furry. He can make her jump a foot in the air without even trying.
I still don't know how I wound up with him. hu

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post #4 of 39

I own no silkies but I think that one's a girl.

I live with my partner and our daughter in the foothills of NC. We LOVE our critters!
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post #5 of 39

Looks girlie to my eye

Owner of 7 Silkies- Thunder,Rose,Lily,Izzy,Bee, Charlotte,Belle,Lucy and Tree bird <3

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Owner of 7 Silkies- Thunder,Rose,Lily,Izzy,Bee, Charlotte,Belle,Lucy and Tree bird <3

Everything happens for a reason- ♥R.I.P Owl ♥ ♥R.I.P Lucky♥ 
http://christiechickens.blogspot.com

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post #6 of 39

The puff on top looks round so I guess pullet. Just a guess though. wink

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I have a husband, two young children, two dogs: Miri and Mara, two EE's: Friendly and Ellie, one Black Australorp: Licorice, one Barred Rock: Cloud, one Red Sexlink: Too Sexy, one Rhode Island Red: Cinnamon
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post #7 of 39

When my boys were at 20 weeks of age their combs and wattles were very big already

Owner of 7 Silkies- Thunder,Rose,Lily,Izzy,Bee, Charlotte,Belle,Lucy and Tree bird <3

Everything happens for a reason- ♥R.I.P Owl ♥ ♥R.I.P Lucky♥ 
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Owner of 7 Silkies- Thunder,Rose,Lily,Izzy,Bee, Charlotte,Belle,Lucy and Tree bird <3

Everything happens for a reason- ♥R.I.P Owl ♥ ♥R.I.P Lucky♥ 
http://christiechickens.blogspot.com

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post #8 of 39

thats a hen

silkies and (projects), sumatras, lakenvelders and (projects), frizzles, polish and (2 projects), black sexlinks, turkeys, red golden pheasants, Peepers, dogs, cats, fish, horses, wild kids, and one very understanding DH, come on over for a visit to the crazy farm

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silkies and (projects), sumatras, lakenvelders and (projects), frizzles, polish and (2 projects), black sexlinks, turkeys, red golden pheasants, Peepers, dogs, cats, fish, horses, wild kids, and one very understanding DH, come on over for a visit to the crazy farm

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post #9 of 39

That's looking more hen to me than roo...

Proud member of APA, ABA, ASBC, MCCA, JBBA, LIPS.

Winner, Marans Chicken Club USA Egg contest Jan. 2013 Northeast Poultry Congress. My girls rock!

 

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Proud member of APA, ABA, ASBC, MCCA, JBBA, LIPS.

Winner, Marans Chicken Club USA Egg contest Jan. 2013 Northeast Poultry Congress. My girls rock!

 

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post #10 of 39

Its a little girl

Buff,blue,black and splash orpingtons,and silkies.One sheltie, boarder collie mix dog                                       

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Buff,blue,black and splash orpingtons,and silkies.One sheltie, boarder collie mix dog                                       

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