Silkie chicken gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Ian_knight, May 19, 2019.

  1. Ian_knight

    Ian_knight In the Brooder

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    I purchased this silkie for 20$ from a friend and I plan on buying more for breeding but I don’t know if it is a rooster or hen and I was hoping someone would know,thanks for any help
     

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Great Horny Toads

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    How old?
     
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  3. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    White Silkie pullet.
     
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  4. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    Age? Picture of it's comb please.
     
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  5. Ian_knight

    Ian_knight In the Brooder

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    2 months
     
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  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Great Horny Toads

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    I would guess pullet too, but wait another month to be sure.
     
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  7. NewChickMama5

    NewChickMama5 Chirping

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    Silkies are very hard to sex. Typically at a few months old, its still early to tell. Males will have streamers/messy hair and females will have a nicer, round "poof" on top.
     
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  8. Lizzy733

    Lizzy733 Songster

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    If you know what the parents or birds from the same breeder look like, use that as a reference. To me, that beak shape looks kinda boyish, but that might just be genetics. At that age, my girl also had a lot more poof - but once again genetics. You should see no waddle movement for a while yet if it's a girl - not till at least 12 weeks.
    Keep an eye out for personality queues - my girl was always girlish... even as a chick. I was always paranoid she was a sneaky male until the eggs came around 26 weeks- she even started to 'girl-crow' right before she came into lay.
     
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  9. Ian_knight

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    Thanks! I’m ordering 4 chicks orange,grey,blue,and black to go along with my white for breeding
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    like to see face front view of silkies with crests held back to show full extent of comb.
     
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