Female or male

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SilkieCharlie, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. SilkieCharlie

    SilkieCharlie Just Hatched

    Mar 26, 2017
    Hello everybody, I need help sexing my nearly 1 year old silkie.
    I got 'him' April last year, he was sexed to be a female but I'm still confused as to what gender he is.
    We also got 4 other silkies around the same time and they're all females and have been laying for months.
    But I'm not sure about this one.
    First of all the appearance: He seems to have a big comb and is a very large bird (compared to my females). Personality: I would say he's shy and submissive to the bigger laying hens (not silkies), he's always the last out of the coop and the last to eat. He often lays down or perches as oppose to pecking around.
    He has never layed an egg as far as we know and has never crowed or displayed any beeding behaviour. He makes sounds similar to my girls and at times can be very vocal.
    Here are some photos: [​IMG]
    Next to my female:
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2017
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 14, 2012
    Conway SC
    He for sure looks like a rooster. but at a year old I would feel he would be trying to do some breeding and crowing??
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  3. Gojichicken

    Gojichicken Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 20, 2017
    Rio Communities, NM
    Hi, after all the reading I've done what I found useful is to check the tail feathers and compare. Also the saddle may be different. What breed of chicken is it? Try to do a search on Google and a lot brings you right back here for the answer. I'm just a baby to this and we haven't finished our coop yet and our pullets are our first birds so I hope this may help you get answers!! Happy researching![​IMG][​IMG]
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  4. chicken4prez

    chicken4prez Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 14, 2015
    Ontario, Canada
    That's a rooster!

    Welcome to BYC!!!!

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  5. pineapple416

    pineapple416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 9, 2014
    Western Washington
    100% rooster! We have a 9 month old Silkie cockerel who hasn't been crowing or mating yet either, so I guess it is just a Silkie thing? Very pretty boy!
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    It's a boy!!
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  7. SilkieCharlie

    SilkieCharlie Just Hatched

    Mar 26, 2017
    He definitely is a rooster!
    He's been crowing on and off for around 1 week now, as hot weather started. He must be a late bloomer! [​IMG][​IMG] Thanks to everyone for their reply.
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