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10 week Silkies, Roo and Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lilmizscareall, Jul 19, 2019.

  1. 2 silkies about 10 weeks old.
    I’ve been pretty positive for the last 2 weeks that I’ve actually got a girl and a boy. Would love some confirmation from my chicken friends.
    The one that I think is a Roo is much more aggressive, and has been picking fights with the others!

    1) hen showing comb

    1) hen profile 8weeks

    1) hen again! 8 weeks

    1) hen at 10 weeks, fuzzier face

    2) Roo at 8 weeks
    2) Roo at 8 weeks, showing wrong comb as well.

    2) Roo at 10 weeks
    2) Roo at 10 weeks. Larger wattle already.
  2. TwoChicksChix

    TwoChicksChix Songster

    May 29, 2019
    West Palm Beach Florida
    Silkies are some of the hardest to determine at young ages. However, with a good eye and good comparison you’ll eventually be able to make educated guesses.

    I can say pretty confidently based on my silkies that you have a hen and a roo. The Roos wattles are bigger and so is his comb. Theirs doesn’t get long like a leghorns might, but instead gets thicker and more brain-like in my opinion.
    slejdad likes this.

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