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13 week old Silkie - hen or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by PowellAnimals, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. PowellAnimals

    PowellAnimals Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2015
    Muncy, Pennsylvania
    Based on the comb and wattles, I am thinking this is a cockerel. Does everyone agree? No crowing yet.

  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Even though Silkies can be notoriously difficult to sex even for experienced chicken owners, given the size of its comb and what appear to be pointed sickle feathers in the tail, I'm thinking you have a cockerel. Most cockerels begin crowing from 4-5 months, but some of them take considerably longer and the rare one may be almost a year crowing.
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Your silkie is non bearded so wattles are very apparent and comb does look wide for this age - pullets often have a narrow comb. I would agree is it tentatively a male.

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