Silkie boy or girl?!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bodysocks, Aug 16, 2016.

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  1. bodysocks

    bodysocks In the Brooder

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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!
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  2. 235chickens

    235chickens Chirping

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  3. CuckooOrpington

    CuckooOrpington Chirping

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    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.
     
  4. bodysocks

    bodysocks In the Brooder

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    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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