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Silkie hen or rooster?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by oballe91, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. oballe91

    oballe91 New Egg

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    I have a silkie chicken,and Im not sure if it is a hen or a rooster. This is my first silkie. I have two RIRs, one americauna, and two leghorns. Ive attached some pictures of my silkie. Any input would be appericiated![​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. oballe91

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  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. How old is your Silkie? Young Silkies are notoriously difficult to sex. I would suggest posting a full body profile of it on our What Breed and Gender is This? section at https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this and let our experts there help you with its gender. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in getting your Silkies' gender identified.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Is this a hatchery bird? How old? You could also post a photo at "Silkie thread," just put that in search box and it should pop up.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Silkies are notoriously hard to sex when they're young, but in my opinion, your bird is looking like a pullet (for now).
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    I'm leaning towards pullet, but Silkies can be hard to tell on.
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sometimes you have to wait until it crows or lays an egg. Silkies can be hard to sex.

    Enjoy your baby and welcome to our flock!
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  9. oballe91

    oballe91 New Egg

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    Thank you everybody! I am still getting the hang of using the site.

    My silkie is about four and a half months old. It really doesnt grow, I purchased my silkie at a store called Lone Star Country Store. Im not sure how they aquire their birds. This is my first year raising chicken! Loving it.
     
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Yes silkies are a very hard breed to sex so you'll have to continue to wait a little longer.
     

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