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Sex my silkie

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Koeloe, Dec 6, 2015.

  1. Koeloe

    Koeloe New Egg

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    What sex do you think my pet quality silkie is? S/he is 9 months old. Haven't heard him crow or seen her lay an egg :/

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  2. IrelandEyes

    IrelandEyes Out Of The Brooder

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    I would say odds are a girl. After nine months, if your silkie was a Roo, I think you would at some point hear a crow by now :)

    I've had silkies for only a year and a half but, if you have other silkies, compare the size, as I have noticed my girls definitely smaller than my boys.

    Also notice that my boy silkies have a very pronounced area above their beak and I didn't really see that in your picture.
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    Here are pictures of my father ( named BoBo) and son (named BooBoo) team. They look bigger to me than the picture you posted so I am leaning toward yours being a girl. :)
     
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  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    I'm going with girl too. My PQ showgirl cockerel looks tall/gangly compared to your silkie. I agree that her smaller, compact build looks hennish (pulletish) to me.
     
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  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm thinking pullet on your Silkie as well. :eek:) If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots 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.
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Flock Master Premium Member

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    I would also say pullet but, for more opinions you can also post photos at "what breed or gender is this."
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

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