Please help is this a hen/roo

em530

Songster
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Oct 13, 2014
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I bought this as a "hen" I have never owned silkies before and I can't be sure this is a purebred but even I have doubts whether she is actually a HE!! Any help appreciated
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BantamLover21

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I'm leaning towards pullet, but I'm not 100% sure. Silkies are hard to sex until they either crow or lay an egg.
 

em530

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Oct 13, 2014
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No idea to be completely honest :( I haven't had silkies before so couldn't even hazard a guess
 

em530

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Oct 13, 2014
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Would anyone have an idea at about what age a silkie will start to crow or lay an egg?
 

Kelsie2290

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X3, think I am seeing roo saddle feathers on the bird. Silkies can be really late bloomers so far as crowing or laying eggs go, most pullets probably start laying between 6-8 months, but some can be a lot later, the cockerels may start crowing earlier.. if you have another more dominant rooster the cockerel may not crow much either.
 

em530

Songster
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Oct 13, 2014
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I might have a while to wait and find out then because I have no clue how old he/she is,
 

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