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Gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by shannondee12, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. shannondee12

    shannondee12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a one month old buff silkie. I hatched buff orpington eggs and only one hatched so I brought the silkie in for company since it was so small compared to my LF hens born the same time. The silkie, Noel, instantly started "mothering" my one day old chick. Would that mean she would more than likely be a hen or do silkie roosters also do this?
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    [​IMG]This is her with the chick under her.
     
  2. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    I always say behavior is by no means a way to sex. You will have to wait until it gets older
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    Nope doesn't mean gender. I had a ee rooster that was an excellent mother to any baby.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Not a sign of gender. It will be a while before we can tell the gender of your Silkie; Silkies are always rather hard to sex.
     
  5. shannondee12

    shannondee12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This one has a vaulted skull so is it true that the silkies with the vaulted skulls are more likely girls? Or am I just grasping at straws here hoping this one is a hen for my boy? [​IMG]
     
  6. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    grasping at straws lol
     
  7. shannondee12

    shannondee12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    poo!!!! I was afraid of that
     
  8. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    I am not saying that it means it isn't a girl, but it has an equal chance either way
     

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