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Hi guys, i NEED know what Sex/Gender my Chinese Silkie is.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by eeiko321, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. eeiko321

    eeiko321 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HI everyone

    Ive never experienced Silkies before. We just received this Silkie yesterday evening from a show-breeder whom gave it away, due to it being the reject/ugly duckling.

    Anyhow, residing in Sydney, Australia. We cannot keep roosters in suburban residential areas.

    I have read through alot of online Sexing threads and articles...
    but being a Newbie myself, i still cant tell.
    some say look for: Fluffy furr, Jawly bits, steamers on its head etc etc.

    being the first time having one and seeing one in the flesh...they all kinda look the same?! [​IMG]

    lastly, some people call it "jawly" bit...but dont all chickens have wattles?! of course Roosters have longer and larger ones....

    hmmmm
    can someone shed some light here?
    its apparently a "Teenager" which im guessing 3 - 4 months?

    because, unfortunately if its a rooster......its gotta go..........

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    let me know if you need more pictures guys
    thanks
     
  2. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Roo. Sorry. [​IMG]

    I'd say he's about 11 weeks old.
     
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  3. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am no expert by any stretch of the imagination, but it looks rooster to me...
     
  4. elliemay0305

    elliemay0305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    roosters have spurs! but as far as i know roosters (silkies) anyway dont crow! i think they are pretty quiet so maybe you could keep it. no body has to know and i think its a pretty silkie! [​IMG]
     
  5. eeiko321

    eeiko321 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:oh ok
    what was the method you used to distinguish?

    because looking at some Hen pictures...
    some have wattles aswell

    hmm
     
  6. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Silkie roos crow like crazy. They have little bird syndrome.

    It takes at least a year for spurs to start growing.
     
  7. Mrs MIA

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    Prominent comb and wattles at that age is indicative of a roo... sorry.
     
  8. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    The wattles and comb development say it's a roo. Pic #1 looks like
    a roo posture. The rest look like a hen or young roo. Silkies vary
    and are difficult to sex. I could be wrong but am 90% sure it's a roo.

    If it was more than 20 weeks old I'd say hen.
     
  9. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i was going to say hen but i'm a newbie and pretty bad at silkies. so with everyone else saying rooster, then i'm probably wrong. you could always lie and say its a hen. no one would know. buy some chicken eggs from the store and say the hen is "laying" them. it would be a pretty talented rooster if it could "lay" eggs. haha!
     
  10. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Mrs. AK-Bird-Brain :

    Prominent comb and wattles at that age is indicative of a roo... sorry.

    Exactly.​
     

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