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Sexing a White Silkie

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DyingPhoenix, May 12, 2016.

  1. DyingPhoenix

    DyingPhoenix Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey there! First time chicken owner here and long-time stalker of this site. :)

    Can anyone tell me what gender this is? I'm thinking a cockerel but I'm not very experienced.

    Here's shortly after I first got him/her with two light brahmas that are dubbed "The Puffs". They are the sweetest.

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    And now at around 8 weeks of age:

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    The poor thing's face looks like a vulture, lmao. Is it going to fill in around it's face?

    Also, the silver laced wyandotte up there...Thoughts on the gender of that one as well? Both that and the gold laced have a blush to their combs just like that. They are also around the same age.

    All chicks are from the local Rural King.
     
  2. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    SLW looks pullet to me. Silkie looks like a roo :)
     
  3. DyingPhoenix

    DyingPhoenix Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! It doesn't matter much if the silkie is a roo, I'll still keep it. Any other opinions on the silkie?
     
  4. DyingPhoenix

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    Would anyone else add their opinion? :)
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2016
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think the silkie is a roo also, a lot of comb for that age. Is he hatchery bird?
     
  6. DyingPhoenix

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    He was in a bin at the local Rural King. I think someone said that cackle hatchery supplies the one in my area but I coud be wrong.
     

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