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Silkie hen or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by oeander, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. oeander

    oeander Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 17, 2015
    She/he is about 16 weeks. No crowing and no real comb. Still hard For me to tell![​IMG]
  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Drumstick diva will be along soon enough to help out on this one I'm sure - over to you DD[​IMG]

  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    Silkies are notoriously tricky when gender guessing so please do not make any decisions until (s)he crows or lays an egg [​IMG]

    You can, however, put me down as a vote for pullet at this stage.
  4. oeander

    oeander Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 17, 2015
    Thanks! You're vote of confidence makes me happy! I have several from this batch that seem to be turning out to be roos...hearing hen is nice!
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    Hey oeander, your welcome BUT [and a big but [​IMG]] I have been wrong in the past with my own.

    Nothing is screaming rooster though and she has such a sweet face .. she is a cutie.

    When you do know for sure, can you please let us know?
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2015
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  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    If there is no further comb development, I'd say pullet.
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I'm leaning toward pullet BUT, need to see a photo of her comb from the front. Is this a hatchery bird? Otherwise I would expect a better crest on her/him.

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