Silkie boy or girl?!

Is our Silkie a boy or girl?

  • Boy

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Girl

    Votes: 2 100.0%

  • Total voters
    2

bodysocks

In the Brooder
Aug 16, 2016
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Hi everyone,

I'm new here, and new to chicken keeping so apologies if i don't follow normal customs and terminology! We got a couple of silkies a few weeks ago and can't decide whether one of them is a boy or a girl. (S)he has a less rounded afro and far more prominent facial features than our other silkie and tends to be more alert and friendly. However, looking at rooster pictures online (s)he doesn't look anywhere near as strongly featured. We think they're both around a month or so from point of lay if the age the breeder gave us is accurate. I've set up a poll and would love to see what you experts all think as we're very much undecided and sway back and forth on an almost daily basis!
 

235chickens

Chirping
Dec 1, 2015
105
6
51
With my chickens
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CuckooOrpington

Chirping
Apr 1, 2016
150
35
91
Australia
I think she is a hen. If she was a rooster she would have a much larger comb.
Also, check for spur developement, at that age, the boys would be growing longer spurs than the hens.
 

bodysocks

In the Brooder
Aug 16, 2016
3
0
10
That's interesting, thanks, i didn't know about the spurs. They're almost non-existent on both which strengthens the girl argument!
 

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