At my own risk, I picked up a Silkie last month from someone that thought it was a pullet but wasn't 100% sure. Well, over the last week I started suspect that Margaret was a boy, and then a couple nights ago he had a brief fight with an Easter-egger cockerel I had introduced to him to keep him company. So he's a he for sure, right? But on another thread that I have been posting about him on, a couple of people have said that they still think 'Marka' is a 'Margaret'. I've been observing 'him' closely over the past couple days and, well, at this point I just don't know. I mean, I think I know, but I don't know. I wouldn't mind if Marka was a boy as I suspect he is, but I would be happier to find that he's still a Margaret! So I thought I would start a tally here and see what everyone thinks. The person I got her from was not sure of 'his' age but gave me a general range. 'He' should be 16-18 weeks old right now. So should I be calling this bird Marka or Margaret? In this picture, you can see 'his' overall coloration: As far as behavior, besides the fight he had with the other cockerel, 'he' has been behaving pretty girly. 'He' ran to my Cochin cockerel that was chirping with a treat, and then the Cochin wing-danced at 'him'. On a number of occasions, the EE cockerel has tried to grab 'him' through the bars like that EE does with the other pullets. This Silkie also let a group of about 14 week old pullets beat up on 'him' and keep him from eating. Thoughts?