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Silkie Right? Way too early to tell gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RitzHomestead, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. RitzHomestead

    RitzHomestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am thinking this is a silkie but just wanted to be sure, and I am thinking it is still way too early to tell the gender. This is my first silkie so I am kind of clueless. It is only about a week old I am guessing it is also bantam sized.

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  2. DancingWthDucks

    DancingWthDucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's well too early to tell the gender, it usually takes 10+ weeks. I would say that it's a Cochin because I can only see 4 toes in the photo.
     
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  3. shanadienne

    shanadienne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The dark skin tells me yes it's a silkie, though it might not be a very good example of a silkie if it doesn't have a fifth toe on each foot. And if it is, it might be quite a while before you know the gender.
     
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  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Its a Silkie, looks like its probably partridge. If its lacking extra toes, thats quite common, especially in hatchery (and Tractor Supply) birds.
     
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