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Can someone give me a good guess about my Silkie's gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Opalescent, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. Opalescent

    Opalescent Hatching

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    Hello BackyardChickens!
    Well, our first chickens are 16 weeks old now and enjoying life romping around and foraging in the backyard. Our Aracuana and Silver-Laced Wyandotte hens are getting lovely, but my dear Beatrice (who may be a he-atrice) who we were hoping was also a hen due to city restrictions has started getting loud. She/he is lowest in the pecking order and super submissive though, so we just aren't sure if our suspicions are right. Can one of you more educated forum denziens tell me (or at least give us a "she probably is/isn't"? Here are some photos taken yesterday.

    Beatrice also has nearly no crest feathers and doesn't have a single feather on her neck that /isn't/ a pin feather! She/he is one sorry looking chicken! Is it okay that she's a little sparse on her head or should we be concerned that something is up? Again, she/he is 16 weeks.

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  2. maran man 32

    maran man 32 Chirping

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    I'm gonna say its a he and your right he is rough looking I'm not sure if keep an eye on him and post again In a week
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Crowing

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  4. CherishHolland

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    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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  6. Opalescent

    Opalescent Hatching

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    Thanks everyone for confiming my fears yet putting my mind to rest. He was my first chicken, and we were never planning to eat any of them so now the task is ensuring that he finds a good home where he also will not ever be put on a plate.

    Thank you all!
     

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