behaviour indicative of silkie sex?

HelenaJean

In the Brooder
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Jan 22, 2011
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i have some 5 and a half week old silkie chicks and i've noticed a pair of them particularly enjoy fighting with eachother.
They fluff up their feather and run at eachother with their legs trying to scratch and their wings out flapping. It's almost always this particular pair of them.
I'm wondering if this behaviour indicates they're roosters or if it's normal sibling rivelry.

any insight would be appreciated
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teach1rusl

Love My Chickens
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Jul 28, 2009
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Yep...females do it too, although with my girls, it was the more asservitive ones that ended up toward the top of the pecking order who did most of the "fronting." So it doesn't necessarily mean that they're cockerels. Some say with silkies that boys tend to stand taller w/neck more outstretched - that THAT would be indicative of being male
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