Silkie Hen or Roo

Kadaily

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Wondering if anyone can help me figure out of i have a hen or a roo. Thanks in advance.
He/she is 5 months old
 

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Relynn

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Looks like a hen to me, there are no streamers, and most likely if it was a cockerel at that age he would have them. My silkie started laying at about 6 months, so you may know soon. But mine are bearded, so it may be different.
 

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chickendreams24

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I'm guessing pullet but the single comb makes it a bit harder to be sure. I don't see any streamers though so I'm guessing pullet and will lay in the next month or so. Depending on where you live/light hours.

I have some I'm not sure about yet from this spring as well.

Some are easier to tell than others and I have had to wait for eggs before.

Most you can tell sooner and I've had silkies lay as early as 4-5 months to maybe 7-8 months. I've never had one wait until 11 months. I would say that's unusual and caused more by when they matured and the daylight hours at the time.
 

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