Thank you!! Our sweet Guy (named after Guy from Diners, Drive in and Dives...white spikey hair, haha!) started crowing earlier this week! At least I think that's a crow. I don't necessarily notice the streamers or sickles, but maybe it's just harder to identify those in a silkie. Either way, Guy is growing into a pretty bird and has a very sweet disposition, so he stays no matter what!I am not exactly sure...I feel like I'm leaning towards pullet. If it develops more streamers and sickles it is probably a rooster, this is the easiest way to tell gender with silkies. Great pictures of this pretty bird!
He was about 10 weeks in those photos, he's about 15 weeks now and I believe I heard him crow a few times earlier this week! Pretty sure it's a boy Thank you so much for the info, we now have a few more silkies and this will be helpful in identifying their gender! I'll probably post some pics of them later for feedback.How old? I would have said pullet till I saw the comb. It's not written in stone but pullets usually have a narrow comb and males have a hideous fat toad growing out of their head.