Sexing a 9 week old white silkie named Pearl

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mollycoyote, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. mollycoyote

    mollycoyote Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's my silkie - she's 9+ weeks. Her name is Pearl but I'm not sure she's a female. In the morning she is sort of aggressive - she hops around the cage, hopping AT and ON the other girls! This was my first clue to question her femininity. After some online research, I found out that I should pay attention to the feathers on top of her/his head. If they're very full and round she's female - if they are thin and staggering lengths, he's male.... Maybe it's too soon to tell - but those feathers look male to me. Expert advice anyone?
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  2. americanvalkyrie

    americanvalkyrie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks male to me, too.
     
  3. Mattlime

    Mattlime Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To me it looks like a hen...but you could wait a few more weeks and see if it crows any...it is pretty either way it goes...
     
  4. MegaChickens

    MegaChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks like a male to me
     
  5. allmychickens

    allmychickens Just'a small town girl

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    the angle of its crest indicates roo biut time will tell
     
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  6. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a beardless silkie. So, watch out for the wattles starting to grow. If they start to grow quite a lot in the next couple of weeks, and then go a mulberry red colour, you have a boy. The comb will also become larger and wider. Beardless pullets also get wattles, but they grow much more slowly, and are smaller than those of the boys.
     

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