Confusing silkie

Sunshine0235

Songster
9 Years
Jun 2, 2011
1,043
64
206
Lebanon Ohio
So at 12ish weeks old it hd what I thought was streamers, but was just new crest feather and they disappeared, it's now about 30 and it looks like streamers just came in possible, but it has no comb, no wattles, no eggs, and no crowing, I Can get better pictures when I get home but is this a rooster? I already have a white hen so I wanted a rooster for her, but she keeps going back and forth. I thinking male now though.
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Free Feather

Songster
5 Years
Aug 1, 2014
1,768
117
168
Southwestern Pennsylvania
So at 12ish weeks old it hd what I thought was streamers, but was just new crest feather and they disappeared, it's now about 30 and it looks like streamers just came in possible, but it has no comb, no wattles, no eggs, and no crowing, I Can get better pictures when I get home but is this a rooster? I already have a white hen so I wanted a rooster for her, but she keeps going back and forth. I thinking male now though.
That picture is funny and scary at the same time, looks like some kind of crested Minecraft ghost...
 

Michael OShay

Crowing
5 Years
May 14, 2014
25,581
2,439
438
Montana
Young Silkies are notoriously difficult to sex, even for experienced chicken owners, and without some good pics (profile pic and close up showing the comb), they are virtually impossible to sex. If you can get some good pics posted, we'd be happy to take a look at your Silkie for you. :eek:)
 

Sunshine0235

Songster
9 Years
Jun 2, 2011
1,043
64
206
Lebanon Ohio










Didn't grab a comb shot, can get that tomorrow since its already dark but here are some profile shots. But its virtually not there, last time I checked there was only a small one ridge column
 

MadamPoofyBrow

Crowing
6 Years
Jun 15, 2015
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1,722
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100% a roo. One of my boys looked like a girl and didn't crow til 11 months. I see some streamers and he's just got a roo look. Looks just like my Leonardo, pretty boy!
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Sunshine0235

Songster
9 Years
Jun 2, 2011
1,043
64
206
Lebanon Ohio
Thanks, this one has been a roller coaster, had steamers, and then they disappeared, and not he's got them again. Now I just have to decide if I want to keep the pair or just the hen, so I have room for my polish
 

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