Silkie: roo or hen. How do you know?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Wyo Chick, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. Wyo Chick

    Wyo Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    This is one of my silkie chicks. How do you tell if it is a roo or hen?
  2. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    Ive heard that you can tell by which way the saddle feathers point. Hope it helped.[​IMG]
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  3. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    Most people will tell you that you won't really know until it crows or lays an egg. [​IMG]
  4. Love my Critters!

    Love my Critters! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Carlsbad, NM
    Yes, I've had many silkies and they are very hard to tell. I believe you have a pullet there.
  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Possibly male. Need better pictures.
  6. smokeykk

    smokeykk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 15, 2011
    looks like a boy to me. [​IMG]
  7. frizzleman74

    frizzleman74 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2010
    Fairfield County
    looks like a pullet to me, but id need to know the age and have some closer pictures to know for sure
  8. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
    I don't know the comb looks girly and the head dress looks Roo-ish. I heard and believe you really cant go by the comb?? how old is she? Heres a picture of mine I think that these are boys and your chick doesn't have near as much combs as my "supposed" boys do, although I have adult silkies Roos and Hens and there combs vary widely. Does she have Wattles ?????? I can't tell yours is fluffier than mine. [​IMG] Their 10 1/2 weeks old.
    [​IMG] and a girl "supposedly"?

    Just had a thought (rare for me) LOL, is she molting? mine are getting in alot of new feathers that may be why she looks like she has streamers on her head dress. If she is Im voting pullet!
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2011

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