Silkie - Loretta or Lorenzo?

Wyandottes7

Crowing
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Jul 24, 2013
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Looks like a cockerel to me. But, Silkies can be hard to sex-- it may be a good idea to post again in a few weeks for another opinion.
 

Tricoglossus

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Hard to tell. I had 3 silkie pullets who looked like that at that chick's age so I would suggest you just wait a few more weeks. Note that you have an unbearded silkie there so it will develop noticeable wattles regardless of gender.
 

Tara K

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Jun 23, 2013
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I would say 100% cockeral, sorry adorable though! In this case, I don't think you need to wait to guess!
 

Tricoglossus

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Just for comparison, here are some pictures of my silkies when they were chicks:


4 week old pullet




4 week old pullet




5 week old pullets




5 week old pullets



5.5 week old pullet




7.5 weeks old - One of these is a cockerel, the other a pullet! Can you guess which?




7.5 weeks old - pullets!


The point is that it is very easy to get it wrong with silkies. When my chicks were growing up I swore I had 4 cockerels. Ended up with 3 pullets and one cockerel - perfect!
 
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