Sex this silkie?

LizaPryor

In the Brooder
Jul 5, 2022
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My daughter acquired this bird from a poultry farm as part of a trio of silkies. Not a straight run -- the proprietor assured her that all three were pullets. I'm increasingly wondering, though, whether this lovely is actually a rooster. I'm uncertain about age, too, which is a complicating factor. And s/he's photo shy, so these pics aren't the best. Still, what do y'all think?

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Any pictures of the feet ? Silkie make feet are big. Bigger than a females. All my males are bigger. That's how I sexed mine earlier on x
 
OK, this is "Florence," (the black) standing next to MeeMaw, the pheasant. MeeMaw came from a show breeder and is a delicate little lady. Florence is our suspected rooster. Attached pics of Bean (the smoke) and Matilda (the lavender), who came to us with Florence. All three new birds have huge feet!
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Very little difference in comb. None of the four has visible wattles. No one has spurs. So we really only have feathers and behavior to go on, and...we're stumped.
 
Haha. They are beautiful. Mine were 8 weeks when I sexed them. I already had an idea but I went to ring them for a bit. I could not get the ring around the male silkies legs/foot. It was that big. They are all off now as 11weeks and I can see the male wattles and comb growing.
 
My daughter acquired this bird from a poultry farm as part of a trio of silkies. Not a straight run -- the proprietor assured her that all three were pullets. I'm increasingly wondering, though, whether this lovely is actually a rooster. I'm uncertain about age, too, which is a complicating factor. And s/he's photo shy, so these pics aren't the best. Still, what do y'all think?

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My daughter acquired this bird from a poultry farm as part of a trio of silkies. Not a straight run -- the proprietor assured her that all three were pullets. I'm increasingly wondering, though, whether this lovely is actually a rooster. I'm uncertain about age, too, which is a complicating factor. And s/he's photo shy, so these pics aren't the best. Still, what do y'all think?

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