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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Gsweet83, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. Gsweet83

    Gsweet83 Out Of The Brooder

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    This Silkie is 7 months old. All behavior is pointing to a cockerel. I have two others - same age. I noticed a bump on beak this morning while brushing that the others do not have. No one is laying or crowing yet [​IMG]. I know its hard to say with silkies, even more so with a picture but opinions appreciated!

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  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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  3. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    This one is really tricky. I'm leaning toward boy.... Can you do a close up of wattles??? that might help. Nice silkie!!!!! Changing my mind staring at it again. I don't see a bossy puffed out look. So I'm changing to Girl!
     
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  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Lovely girl.
     
  5. Gsweet83

    Gsweet83 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your thoughts! Does anyone know if an avian vet csn sex silkies? I am going to call my vet today and see. I am so confused with these critters! [​IMG]
     
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    A vet can send a sample off for DNA testing.
     
  7. Gsweet83

    Gsweet83 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ooh. I didn't think of that. I actually work for a vet. Will have to call the lab and get a price on that!
     
  8. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    That is a Silkie hen. What sort of cockerel behavior are you seeing?
     
  9. Gsweet83

    Gsweet83 Out Of The Brooder

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    Very protective of the others, trying to play rough and 'strut stuff', I sent pics to it's breeder. She is unsure just from the pics and she hasn't seen him/her in 3 months. It is also much bigger than the others. I understand this doesn't mean 'she' is a 'he' lol. I am actually going to run some bloodwork today so we shall see!
     
  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a girl to me.
     

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