Is this silkie a rooster or hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mrspress, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. mrspress

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  2. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkies are notoriously the hardest chicken breed to sex. Are you able to get more pictures, including at least one nice profile shot of the chicken standing on it's own? This way we can see the stance, and the back and tail feathers.

    ETA: Also, do you know how many weeks old s/he is?
     
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    need much better picture - so dark can't see eyes, can't see comb
     
  6. mrspress

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  7. mrspress

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    He/She is 18 wks. The smallest of four chickens, yet the boss.
     
  8. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    The small, swept back crest (which looks to have streamers developing off the back) makes me think its a cockerel. But, its young and Silkies are hard to sex.
     
  9. mrspress

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    Thank you.
     
  10. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am leaning towards cockerel as well, sorry. But Silkies are tough. If it were me, I'd keep it a few more weeks, just to be sure.
     

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