Silkie Gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChrissyMP, Oct 17, 2019.

  1. ChrissyMP

    ChrissyMP In the Brooder

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    Hello,
    My black and white silkie are 19 weeks old and I’m pretty sure they’re both hens, but suddenly our black silkie has a comb, and our white one doesn’t. Is it normal for hens to have combs, or do you think our black one is going to turn into a boy overnight sometime?
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  2. AltonaAcres

    AltonaAcres Songster

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    Looks like a hen to me, though I'm no Silkie expert. She doesn't have any long feathers coming out of her crest
     
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  3. Wolfefarmyard

    Wolfefarmyard Crowing

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    I agree, looks like a pullet to me.
     
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  4. silkiekeeper

    silkiekeeper Songster

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    Pullet
     
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  5. Lisa G.

    Lisa G. Songster

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    agree...
     
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  6. ChickenTenderKesha

    ChickenTenderKesha Songster

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    Pullet, the larger comb could mean she’s starting to get closer to laying!
     
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  7. ChrissyMP

    ChrissyMP In the Brooder

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    I didn't know that! Thanks for that info! I'm really excited for them to start laying. :wee
     
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  8. ChickenTenderKesha

    ChickenTenderKesha Songster

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    Combs usually fill out more as their hormone levels increase closer to laying! My silkie cross that has a sort of walnut comb has hers filled out and “bulking up” as she’s getting closer now!
     
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  9. ChrissyMP

    ChrissyMP In the Brooder

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    It’s funny that you posted your reply today!! Someone in the coop laid their first egg and I’m stoked. I’m going to assume it’s probably her egg due to her size and comb. She is the biggest between the 2 silkies, blue cochin bantam and other little bantam mix in the flock.
     
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  10. ChickenTenderKesha

    ChickenTenderKesha Songster

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    That’s eggciting!! :clap
    Can I see photos of your other girls? Did you take a photo of the egg at all?? I did that for my first one :gig
     
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