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Silkie hen or rooster

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kguess, Dec 4, 2016.

  1. kguess

    kguess New Egg

    Jun 3, 2016
    Hi both of these silkies are 5 months old.
    This is my first time with silkies and don't know their gender. I would appreciate some input because I can't have roosters in my area. Thanks so much!

    The white one has feathers coming out of her back whereas the black one has more of a rounded, fluffy back.





    Thanks again
  2. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 19, 2011
    NW Oregon
    The white one stands tall like a roo, and has more of a mohawk, and I'm seeing some wattle....I'm leaning rooster on that one.

    The black one looks very hen like.

    It is hard to tell with Silkies and sometimes you have to wait for an egg or crow.

    Generally, males will stand tall, have mohawks, and noticeable comb and wattles.

    Females will be squattier, more tear drop shaped, have pom-poms, and nearly no noticeable comb or wattle.

    Last edited: Dec 4, 2016
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    x 2
  4. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2016
    NW Missouri
    Both look like pullets to me.

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