Silkie male or female?


7 Years
Oct 22, 2012
Hey I'm new to chickens and I have four silkies, two of which I need help sexing.

The white is for sure male, and the black is female. I'm not sure about the buffs though. I'm not allowed to keep roosters, so I want to be sure of the sexes now rather than later.

The first buff I suspect is female and the second male, I am right to assume this? I basing my analysis on their head feathers, combs, and wattles. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Roo's usually have "hard" feathers in their combs and they're more spikey looking. Hens will have nice, even and round crests.

The last Buff looks like it has some hard feathers but a picture from straight on would be better to tell.

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