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Silkie Male or Female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by moali99, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. moali99

    moali99 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there,I have a 5 month old silkie bantam which I am very curious to know about its gender. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullet
     
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  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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  4. miss heny

    miss heny Genetic Expert in learning Premium Member

    A hen, who appears to love to dust bath [​IMG] should be hopefully laying soon for you, and possible become broody if that why you got her for..?
     
  5. moali99

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    Thanks alot, great news. And im not sure if its that or she just loves splashing into mud puddles lol. Actually I hatched her myself, she was lucky to be the only who hatched out of 6 eggs.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Probably a pullet.
     
  7. moali99

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    Thank you, does 'probably' mean that theres also a chance it could be a roo?
     
  8. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    With silkies there is always a chance, they are notoriously hard to sex when young.
     
  9. moali99

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    I agree, the only thing that makes me hesitant about this one is that the hair on its head is flat and normally silkie hens would have that rounded hair style on their head
     
  10. Scarlit

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    I have an egg laying silkie that has head feathers like that. They got a little fluffier after laying, but it's stayed relatively the same. :/
     

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