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Boy or Girl - 6 week old silkie. Please help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chookguy, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. chookguy

    chookguy Out Of The Brooder

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  2. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Probably male due to the amount of comb...but 6 weeks is way to early to call a Silkie.

    Also, to determine sex in a Silkie, the stance is important, so post photos of full profile later when the bird is around 3 months of age.

    Female Silkies sit lower, squattier, and have a more rounded look.

    Male Silkies stand higher, are lankier.

    Males tend to have mohawks while females have pompoms for crests.

    Females have small combs and no wattles, males will have a larger comb and may have some wattle.

    But they have to have time to mature first and can change appearance as they grow.

    LofMc
     
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2016
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on LofMc's post.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    x 3 that is quite a comb for such a young bird.
     

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