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Silkie Gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DarkWater1929, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. DarkWater1929

    DarkWater1929 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    That silkie is too young to sex for sure. Silkies are one of the hardest breeds to sex so I'd wait a couple more weeks. But, it is looking mighty suspicious to me due to the large comb.
     
  3. DarkWater1929

    DarkWater1929 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ack! I was worried about that comb.... My no-doubt-about-it silkie rooster has a much smaller comb than this character has already developed. Sigh. I have so MANY roosters! I should be kept apart from all chickens until their first egg is safely on the nest. This is because I get so involved with them as individuals, that when the time comes to get rid of one, I can hardly do it! I am a terrible bleeding-heart. All they have to do is appear to like me, and they have my utter loyalty. Pathetic, honestly.

    Thank you!
    Patience
     
  4. sisq

    sisq Out Of The Brooder

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    Rooster in my opinion.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Too young to be sure.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    If you don't want all the roosters, you can buy pullets at point of lay, or laying hens. With silkies being so hard to ID gender- it's the best way to avoid the rooster problem.

    I'm thinking yours is a roo because of the comb at this age. He is very young but, his comb isn't going to shrink.
     

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