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Sexing Silkies

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KCNC06, May 21, 2010.

  1. KCNC06

    KCNC06 Songster

    Sep 19, 2009
    Central NC
    I hear that sexing Silkies is really difficult, so maybe I won't be able to tell what Minnie is until she starts laying....or crowing....but I figured I'd share a picture anyway to see if anyone has any thoughts. I took her out to play with her this afternoon and noticed her comb and got a little freaked out. Especially after looking at pictures of Silkie roosters, those combs are really icky looking. [​IMG]

    I think she's either 8 or 10 weeks old...my memory's pretty bad tonight. Does that look like an icky Silkie roo comb starting?!?! Unfortunately I had been playing "make your poof look like a mohawk" just before taking this picture, so the poof isn't really an accurate example.


  2. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Your bird is a cockerel.

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