12 week old Silkie...Male or female

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LeonieJane, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. LeonieJane

    LeonieJane Out Of The Brooder

    Hello,

    Just wondering if anyone can tell me if this little darling is male or female?

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    Sorry he/she got a bit wet this morning...was trying to dry him/her off!
     
  2. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Male.
     
  3. LeonieJane

    LeonieJane Out Of The Brooder

    Can I ask how you can tell...I have no idea...I brought this silkie and 2 white ones (you can see one in the background) for $30...they are 12 weeks old and I thought they were all female...but I have no idea...and a rooster wouldn't bother me to be honest.
     
  4. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3 things: 1. the color; in partridge it is very easy to tell males from females by color. All that orange and red on the back and neck indicates male. 2. the comb; the shape of the comb is wide from side to side (male trait). 3. the crest; the feathers in the crest are uneven in length and form much less of a pompom.

    The white one behind this one looks like a female.
     
  5. LeonieJane

    LeonieJane Out Of The Brooder

    Thanks so much I had someone else say this but I have no idea what it means.

    No streamers...and not much for hackles, I am thinking girl.
     

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