Meet Red.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by camershek, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. camershek

    camershek Out Of The Brooder

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    What gender is Red? I've never had a silkie so I have no idea what I'm looking for as far as sexing one.

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  2. micah wotring

    micah wotring Overrun With Chickens

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    WV boy here!
    IDK much about silkie gender, but I do know that the top hat is generally more of a poof on females and more spikes pointing back at an angle on males. Also, the males will have longer feathers on their neck and hackle.

    Hope this helps! I'm sure some experts will be along soon.

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  3. camershek

    camershek Out Of The Brooder

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  4. camershek

    camershek Out Of The Brooder

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    Added a little closer photo.
     
  5. camershek

    camershek Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! Hoping for a female because I've already got one rooster and the people across the street do as well so I'm already gonna go crazy with the crowing haha!
     
  6. micah wotring

    micah wotring Overrun With Chickens

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    WV boy here!
    Well, I hope it turns out to be a girl for ya!
     
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  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    It looks too young to tell the gender.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm by no means a silkie expert, but this bird is pinging my roo-dar. Not what you wanted to hear, I'm sure. Can you pull back the crest and get a comb shot?
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I agree - I like to have the head facing front & crest pulled back to show comb.
     
  10. camershek

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    I will do my best to get a pic of it in the morning. I'll keep him even if he is a boy, we love eachother. Just want to know because I plan to get another for a companion for him/her because s/he will be alone after our meat bird is slaughtered this month
     

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