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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!

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    1) hen showing comb

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    1) hen profile 8weeks

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    1) hen again! 8 weeks

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    1) hen at 10 weeks, fuzzier face




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

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

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    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.
     
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