Silkie Gender Help Needed.

chickenguysmom

Songster
10 Years
Apr 3, 2009
303
25
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Madison County, Alabama
She/He is 15 weeks.

Tell me what you think. And if I need better or different pictures let me know and I will try for some again. Also, if you have an opinion as to why a boy vs. girl can you let me know what features I should be looking for. (Other than crowing. LOL)

Comb
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Head with new feathers
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Body
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Front-on
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Not-so Front-on
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Random
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AHappychick

Wanna-be Farmer
11 Years
Dec 16, 2008
5,772
43
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westchester
I think it is a boy. you said is was pearl colored? never heard of that.... oh wait do you mean white? I am so slow sometimes...
 
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HappySlappyFarm

In the Brooder
10 Years
Oct 4, 2009
97
1
31
Massillon, OH
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Uh maybe a boy. A hen at that age wouldnt already have a red comb. Unless she's going to lay earlier than normal

Oh it has longer feathers on the back of the head! The males get a "mullet" look. The females just a round puffball on head.
I'd say boy especially since its comb is already turning red!
 
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Sonoran Silkies

Flock Mistress
11 Years
Jan 4, 2009
20,149
445
421
Tempe, Arizona
Looks male, but no guarantees. I am seeing some probable streamers, and a body shape that is rather masculine.

With silkies wattles tell you nothing, and all a red comb will tell you is that the bird is pet quality. BTW, the bird in question has a mulberry coloured comb, not red. Darker (such as black) is better, but the colour is has is acceptable. Females tend to have darker combs than males.
 

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