10 week silkie I need guesses on.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by poppycock1974, Jun 4, 2017.

  1. poppycock1974

    poppycock1974 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IMG_9450.JPG IMG_9459.JPG IMG_9464.JPG I'm thinking male and I have to start selling or rehoming a couple this week, possibly next. This is the same chick in each photo and my only silkie so I have nothing to compare.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Party on Wayne, Party on Garth Premium Member

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    I can't be positive, but it does look like it could be a rooster. Silkies can take a while before you can be certain.
     
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  3. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    That's really vibing rooster with me too.

    Lofmc
     
  4. poppycock1974

    poppycock1974 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I have a gut feeling. LAst night on another site/post many people said they swore they had a boy then out popped an egg. Sneaky little things
     
  5. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Sillies are notorious for being hard to sex.

    Yes, sometimes you have to wait for an egg or crow.
     
  6. poppycock1974

    poppycock1974 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    stinkers. At least if it starts crowing my neighbors won't say anything before I have a chance to rehome it.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    That's a wide comb for a silkie , I'd guess it is a male also.
     
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  8. poppycock1974

    poppycock1974 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it's big too but I've never seen a female other than photos and that's not easy. It popped like that over a 2 day period. Wattles are still tiny tiny but I'm sure they'll pop too.
     
  9. poppycock1974

    poppycock1974 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am doing good even if it is a male. I had to get 6 chicks out of the bin at TSC and if it's male that makes 2 boys and 4 girls. I am keeping 3 girls and if this puffball ends up a boy that makes things easy
     

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