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Silkie male or female, help me all of you expert!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Fambnb, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. Fambnb

    Fambnb Hatching

    Nov 30, 2010
    I have a Red Silkie that is between 20 and 24 weeks old that have not yet lay any eggs.

    My Amaraucana, which was born at the same time started to lay a week ago.

    When my dog goes outside and goes near the run, the Red Silkie is following the dog like it's chasing the dog. I am wondering if it is a male or female.

    Here is a pic of it's head with the come.

    Thanks for answering my post.


    Last edited: Dec 28, 2010

  2. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Songster

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    the pic is not showing up. it takes about 9-11 months before silkies lay. does it have any streamers in its crest ? longer strands
  3. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

    Feb 8, 2007
    your pic is too small and not great. We will need side shots to look for streamers and front shots of the head and comb area.

    But, if I was to judge by what I can make out, the comb area is red, and wide, and it being buff, (the males get pretty red on most) I would guess its a male and your not going to get eggs out of it. But, you are way too young, Silkies will not normally lay till later like the other poster stated at LEAST 7 months old if not longer.

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