So now that Blackie's a little older (probably about 3-4 months now), I'm hoping his/her gender might be a little easier to determine, but as a novice in this field I have no idea what to look for so... pictures! Oh and ignore all the food on his/her face... messy eater~ And while we're at it, can anyone tell me why my "black" Silkie is getting white feathers on his/her chest, neck and wings? I'll include pictures... Face and head-feathers. Comb. Full body, you can see the patches of white now... Look at that white neck!