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I know silkies are tough,

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by EllieA, Nov 26, 2014.

  1. EllieA

    EllieA Out Of The Brooder

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    But I am starting to see some differences in these three

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    [​IMG]Any thoughts? 14 weeks old and real pistols
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I think that it's still too young. But, Chick #3 is looking particularly roosterish to me.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    X3 The others look like hens
     
  5. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    For me it is about body position for sexing Silkies (which are indeed hard) as much as the "top hat"

    I agree that #3 looks to be a roo.

    I even think that #2 could be a roo as well....

    #1 looks to be a pullet.

    But to be certain I would look at full body shot profiles....the females are squattier while the males stand more at attention.

    Lady of McCamley
     

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