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question!!! SILKIES!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by stumble_n_mumble, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. stumble_n_mumble

    stumble_n_mumble Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    i have a silkie baby about 7 weeks old. it looks like a boy already... is that possible? it has a little comb area thats a dark grey... low blue on the cheeks. is that a sign its a boy??? :-(
     
  2. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Can you post a clear close-up photo of the chick's face? Head on, so we can see the comb? A boy will have a more prominent comb...
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  3. momofdrew

    momofdrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    blue ears are on both female and males
     
  4. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Silkies are notoriously hard to sex at early ages, and sometimes even later.

    I think the low blue that you are seeing is its earlobe. Silkies have turquoise earlobes.
     
  5. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    Quote:If the comb is starting to look "inflated" already then it is possible that you have a roo.
     
  6. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:If the comb is starting to look "inflated" already then it is possible that you have a roo.

    Ditto!

    yay. My 3000 post. lol [​IMG]
     

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