Oh, dear, another silkie...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Steampunked, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. Steampunked

    Steampunked Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a 14 week old grey-mutt silkie...

    This one is way bigger than my two partridge silkies (I have one male, one female, yay for self-sexing silkies!). I thought it was a hen, but...I'm not sure. Sometimes it stands up very tall, sometimes tilts forward a lot.

    The head is basically a big pom pom.

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  2. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think its a cockerel
     
  3. Tara K

    Tara K Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No way to tell gender from this one pic... Need a full shot from the front and a close up of the comb as well to be able to accurately guess
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm leaning towards cockerel based on the appearance of red on the wings (common male trait). However, Silkies are very difficult to sex.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm also thinking cockerel.
     
  6. jijab

    jijab Out Of The Brooder

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    Hen
     
  7. Steampunked

    Steampunked Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm, I'll try and get a better photo tomorrow night. I am begining to lean towards cockrel myself.
     
  8. Steampunked

    Steampunked Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably not helpful pictures, but the beastie wasn't being cooperative:

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  9. Tara K

    Tara K Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great comb photo.. At 4 months could possibly be a hen.. Over the next month if the comb stays the same i would bet girl..
     

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