Silkie pullets or roos?

Jarc

In the Brooder
May 27, 2020
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Our two silkies are about 5 weeks old. Can anyone guess their gender?
 

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Aunt Angus

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Silkies are so hard to determine the sex of! I thought for sure one of mine was a cockerel - had thick legs, wider beak, developed comb, streamer-like feathers - until she laid an egg.

Close up pics of their individual heads may help folks figure it out.
 

Jarc

In the Brooder
May 27, 2020
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Singapore
Tell me about it! I have difficulty telling adults silkies apart, let alone chicks. Have added a close up to original post, which might be more helpful?
 
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raeanne

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May 19, 2020
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I’m waaay new to this but at first look the first pic looks like left one has a rooster tall stance and a fluffier top head and the one on the right has a more hen like posture - and a smaller top head. Curious if it turns out to be so! Tell them the shops are back open and see if one grabs her purse and runs for the door ! 🤣
 

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