Need help sexing silkie

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by silkies222, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. silkies222

    silkies222 New Egg

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    [​IMG][​IMG]I got this silkie not long ago and she was meant to be a hen but she has some streamers coming out the back of her crest and quite a large comb. Just want some opinions on whether she is actually a she or a he. Thanks. [​IMG][/IMG]
     
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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Need to see standing natural profile and of course front view of comb, with crest held back. How old? Is this a hatchery silkie, feathers don't look right
     
  3. silkies222

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    Sorry the other photos didn't load to begin with have added a natural profile and one of the comb. I was told 12 weeks old and not from a hatchery. [​IMG]
     
  4. TheSUSIE

    TheSUSIE Just Hatched

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    I believe you got a Roo... If you see in the photos your silkie (I have 3) has blue skin protruding out of it.... that's something only a rooster gets... Also the comb... Its a roosters comb
     
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  5. TheSUSIE

    TheSUSIE Just Hatched

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    Didn't see the comb, the comb is also of a Roo's comb
     
  6. chicken4prez

    chicken4prez Overrun With Chickens

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  7. pineapple416

    pineapple416 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with cockerel, based on the comb and tassels coming of the crest.
     
  8. silkies222

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    Thanks everyone
     

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