Can you spot a hen?

silkiesnoeggs

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I am rookie Silkie raiser. I (thought I) got 3 silkie hens end September, one was 16-18 weeks (and passed away 3 weeks ago, unclear why, had been squatting and i though about to lay, but passed in the night instead), the other 2 were younger, 12-14 weeks, and have been doing fine and getting on with each other. Both are now around 20-25 weeks old, still no eggs and I think one of them started crowing this morning. Can any tell me what gender I have based on these pictures (attached in a pdf doc as crashing when include direct)? If I do have a boy and girl, except for the annoying early morning wakeup call (that my neighbours may not appreciate), what else do I need to think about? FYI: My breeder has agreed to rehome the boys, but has no spare silkie hens currently. Thank you
 

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LadiesAndJane

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White one is a cockerel. Not sure about the grey. Can you get a close up, head on, showing any comb?
Also just as an FYI, silkies do not usually lay until 7-9 months of age, sometimes even later. 😊
 
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silkiesnoeggs

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Both are cockerels.
White one is a cockerel. Not sure about the grey. Can you get a close up, head on, showing any comb?
Also just as an FYI, silkies do not usually lay until 7-9 months of age, sometimes even later. 😊
Thanks all - so possible hope for the grey one but probably not. I had better get searching for new stock or give up on my plans for fresh eggs!
 

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