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Hoping this Silki is a girl

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Nzorricks, May 25, 2018.

  1. Girl

    0 vote(s)
  2. Boy

  1. Nzorricks

    Nzorricks Hatching

    May 25, 2018
    1C690B35-120D-4A0E-8E31-8F87E4A944CA.jpeg B8C7B05A-BDDC-4AE2-B8E9-FD08F6C6DA1A.jpeg E2721A98-8D38-4C19-9FBD-3E5422C4F6E8.jpeg 3DF1614F-937C-4BD2-B0C3-DC3C58D981A0.jpeg 90513185-5506-474F-A32F-60E6BD8A4E37.jpeg Please can someone tell me if this Chinese Silki (Nyein) is a girl or boy - or if you need more pictures. Hoping she is a girl as we cannot have roosters in town.
    drumstick diva likes this.
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    How old? Silkies are extremely difficult to sex before 4-5 mos. of age. The chick seems to have a large comb which makes me think it is a cockerel. Some of the photos are too blurry to make out details. Chick seems to be light skinned, silkies should have black skin, beak, legs, comb etc. should have 5 toes on each foot.

    It is also non-bearded so wattles are starting to peek through. Is this a hatchery silkie?
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  3. Nzorricks

    Nzorricks Hatching

    May 25, 2018
    It is 9 weeks old. The skin is black, just quite fluffy covering it. She has 5 toes, sorry not sure if she came from a hatchery? Got her from a lady that had heaps in her garage...
    Last edited: May 25, 2018
  4. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Crowing

    Jun 9, 2017
    N.W. Missouri
    From the comb pic, looks like a cockerel. It is blurry though, am I seeing a big, wide, red comb?

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