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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by eebee, Sep 12, 2014.
Young Silkies can be very difficult to sex. How old is your Silkie?
about 5 months
I'm not entirely sure. From the comb/wattle development and crest, I'd lean towards pullet. But, the tail feathers look a bit suspicious.
That was exactly my thought. It looks like a pullet, but I'm a bit nervous about those pointed sickle feathers coming from the tail. If eebee had given a younger age for the bird, I would have said, cockerel, but at 5 months, I don't see the comb/wattle and crest development I would have expected for a Silkie that age. This is a good example of why Silkies can be tough to sex.
Thanks for your feedback I have a splash silkie that i purchased at the same time and he for sure is a roo crowing and dark red crest and waddle this one has confused me!