Silkie....cockerel or hen? That is the question...

klschick1984

In the Brooder
Apr 24, 2020
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I have two silkies, one bigger than the other and I wanna say it's a rooster, just by its demeanor. I know they are difficult to sex, just curious if my inkling is right.
 

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SavyNic

Chirping
Apr 9, 2020
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Katy, TX
It looks like a cockerel to me! I see the streamers on the head, and the posture is looking pretty upright! That chest is puffed out! Females usually walk more horizontally. I'll try to get a picture of mine for reference :)
 

SavyNic

Chirping
Apr 9, 2020
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Katy, TX
Okay here is my 4 m/o silkie Becky! See how she isn't as upright? And her feathers on her head are rounded out with no streamers! Also watch to see if a comb and wattles form... females don't have them!
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