6 Month old black Silkie - Hen or Roo

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sherwoodchicks, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. sherwoodchicks

    sherwoodchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    This is Clover, my six month old Silkie. I'm pretty sure she's a hen. But, she's recently developed wattles which concerns me. I know that Silkies are really hard to sex but I'm wondering if anyone else has some insight as to whether she does indeed look like a hen or not. I'm sincerely hoping she is a hen - she's our favorite and the sweetest little chicken. We can't have roosters where we live so I will be really bummed if she turns out to be a he. No egg laying yet (but no crowing either!)
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  2. I don't know much about Silkie sexing, so I am not going to answer. He or she is beautiful though!
     
  3. Just Wingin It

    Just Wingin It Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she is a girl. :)

    the males get a large warty looking comb, the females have a small warty lookin comb, bit the waddles are the same on both my girls and boys.
     
  4. reckless

    reckless Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, hen. At six months, wattles are definitely okay to be appearing in hens!
    All chickens get wattles- though when they have beards they tend to be hidden or smaller than usual.
    With no beard, the wattles are larger/more obvious for both males and females (though male waddles get pretty big when beardless).

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  5. LovePolish2

    LovePolish2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hen
     
  6. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Overrun With Chickens

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    Hen, they have waddles too, just not as big.[​IMG]
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  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    My guess would be pullet.
     
  8. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    Hen! Cute little thing, and her tail is so cute! :)
     

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