Can you help sex this silkie please, and Hello from a newbie

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Calm, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. Calm

    Calm Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone,
    I'm new to this site. so hello hope you have all had a good week, I'm sure I'll have lots of questions to ask!
    We bought a mother and a chick 10 weeks ago and we want to know if the chick is male or female. Can anyone let me know?
    Thank you.

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  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    That's a male.

    Welcome :) Always great to see new people! :welcome
     
  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    thats a cockerel...looks like he is either mixed or he just has the wrong comb type
     
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  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    One of his parents was probably 1/2 silkie and the other was most likely full (though poor quality).

    You need two copies of the silkie feather gene to make the feathers appear like this.
     
  5. Calm

    Calm Out Of The Brooder

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    aoxa and Hdowden Thank-you for taking the time to reply, have a lovely weekend
     

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