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Silkie Male or Female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FarmGyrl, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. FarmGyrl

    FarmGyrl Out Of The Brooder

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    I believe my little love is a roo but would like others opinions before I send it to its new home. I can't have roosters so I was hoping for a hen. Thanks for the help.[​IMG]
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  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    I'm no Silkie expert but I'm leaning towards cockerel, though I'm probably wrong.
     
  3. FarmGyrl

    FarmGyrl Out Of The Brooder

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    that's my thought but I thought it was a girl, then a boy, then a girl again and now I think boy. This is the most difficult chick I have had. Hahaha
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Pretty sure that's a cockerel, but I'll let the more experienced silkie folks chime in to be positive.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm thinking cockerel, but like donrae, I'm not sure.
     
  6. Rhodebar Lover

    Rhodebar Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Judging be comb size and streamers, it appears that you have a cockerel. :(
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Possible cockerel - how old is it? Silkies are one of the most difficult breeds to sex before 4-5 mos. of age and sometimes not till they lay or crow.

    You might also want to post photos on the "Silkie thread," to see what the breeders have to say.
     
  8. FarmGyrl

    FarmGyrl Out Of The Brooder

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    It is 5-6 months. Started to try and crow for a few days but has since stopped. Thanks for the info. :)
     
  9. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silkie roo is noticeably bigger than the girls. He stands taller and looks thicker and has waddles.He's also crowing now too. Mine are about 5 months old.
    Is yours showing any of those signs?
     
  10. PerfectPlumage

    PerfectPlumage Chillin' With My Peeps

    Cockerel.
     

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