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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by shawnellabella, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. shawnellabella

    shawnellabella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got these lovely silkies yesterday and I am unsure of how to tell the gender, they're pretty quiet and calm compared to the rest of my flock, I heard one of them sing once, but I'm unsure of which one, the guy who I purchased them from who is pretty awesome, said they should be laying around spring time and I can switch one out if I have a roo, but yeah, male or female, how do I tell?
     
  2. rome24kr

    rome24kr Out Of The Brooder

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    i'd say the silkie (one on top) is a hen. the friz i have no clue.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    The one in the lower part of the photos looks like a hen. The one on top could be a hen, too, but I'm not 100% sure.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm pretty sure that the lower Silkie is a pullet. The crest looks fairly round, and I don't see much comb and wattle. I can't tell with the back Silkie, though.
     
  5. shawnellabella

    shawnellabella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you both, here's more/ better pictures
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  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Do you know how old they are? I don't see any obvious roosters.
     
  7. shawnellabella

    shawnellabella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I'm unsure but the person I bought them from said that they should be laying around spring time
     

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