Silkie hen or rooster

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

  1. kguess

    kguess New Egg

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    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.

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  2. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    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.

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  3. drumstick diva

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  4. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both look like pullets to me.
     

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