Silkie Gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by brbg7, Nov 10, 2015.

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  1. brbg7

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    This silkie chicken is 27 weeks old. I can't tell if it is a he or a she. Can anyone tell me what it is?
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    The pictures are so small that I can't tell well enough, but the comb seems rather large. I would guess rooster, but I can't be for sure until there are bigger pictures.
     
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    pictures are just tiny, they wouldn't enlarge. I wouldn't even venture a guess without bigger, photos
     
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  6. brbg7

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    Thats chicken 1. Ill try and upload two others that im questioning as well. They are all the same age
     
  7. brbg7

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    This is chicken 2. I think it might be a she?
     
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    Chicken 3.
     
  9. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    To be honest, they all look like boys, especially those last 2 bearded ones. The non bearded (chicken 1) could be a girl, non bearded pullets tend to have larger combs and wattles than their bearded counterparts. Bearded hens combs and wattles should be virtually nonexistent, even when they're at laying age. This is one of the unfortunate drawbacks of Silkies (they're VERY difficult to sex). Some straight on shots of their combs might help, but you'll still probably want to hang onto them a bit longer to be positive on their gender.
     
  10. UberchicRanch

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    You said 27 weeks? That's 6.75 months, so at almost 7 months old, they are all pullets. The non-bearded one with wattles - if that picture was at almost 7 months, definitely pullet.
     

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