sexing my silkie chick

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LovliesChicks, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. LovliesChicks

    LovliesChicks Just Hatched

    Feb 25, 2016
    Manchester, UK
    So in the pictures is my 6 week old silkie [​IMG]

    I incubated and hatched it myself and I have no idea if it's male or female? Some help would be great, it is the only silkie that survived from the batch of 6 so I have nothing to compare it to... If anyone has any idea ?? Thank you ! [​IMG][​IMG]
  2. TimCline

    TimCline Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2016
    Inez, ky
    I've got two silkies about the same age. I believe mine to be a pair based on personality but it would be great if someone would explain how to sex them.
  3. Chkinkeeper7474

    Chkinkeeper7474 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 18, 2015
    In silkies the hen has a more rounded fuzzy head while the roo has a spiky,sometimes with longer feathers pointing backward,type crest. Also the male has longer hackle feathers. He/she looks pretty young so its still in the air. But with that fluffy head it may turn out to be a hen,just dont get hopes up. I had a silkie rooster that I was absolutely sure was a hen, that was he started crowing one day.......[​IMG] Leppy was quite the fireball.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2016

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