sexing my silkie chick

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

  1. LovliesChicks

    LovliesChicks Just Hatched

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    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

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    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

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    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]
     
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