Rooster or hen

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by H J Chickens, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. H J Chickens

    H J Chickens In the Brooder

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    I have a 3 week old Silkie and I'm wondering if anyone knows if it's a rooster or hen. It's probably still early to tell, but just wanted to see if anyone knows. Thanks![​IMG]
     

  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Silkies are extremely difficult to sex before 4-5 mos. of age and sometimes not till they lay or crow. If I guess rooster - that's all it is a random guess, so don't hold me to it.

    Is this a hatchery silkie?
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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  4. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Whether boy or girl, your bird is a cutie. Hope you are enjoying your Silkie.

    Thanks for joining us!
     

  5. H J Chickens

    H J Chickens In the Brooder

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    Thanks everyone :)
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. You chick is way too young to sex at this point. I would suggest posting its pic again in a couple of months in our What Breed or Gender is This? section and let our experts there take a look at it for you. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is loads of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     

  8. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Songster

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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