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silkie sex

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by crdavis09, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. crdavis09

    crdavis09 Out Of The Brooder

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    Not sure but I started a new thread being how this is a different bird. I got this guy/girl yesterday the lady said she didn't know how old or the sex of it.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I am going to guess 8 weeks old but it is just a guess. Silkies are notoriously difficult to sex- I am going to guess a cockerel, but I have been fooled by silkies before so I will say he/she is still just a bit too young to know for sure. The crest is very tall but I don't see very obvious streamers yet. And the attitude/stance is a bit pullet-like but it could be due to the age.

    Beautiful chicken!
     
  3. crdavis09

    crdavis09 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok. Thanks.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm thinking cockerel for now.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm leaning towards cockerel, too, but Silkies are notoriously difficult to sex until they're older.
     
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  6. crdavis09

    crdavis09 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. I do have some babies I decided to put with him/her and it is mothering or fathering them. I figured it would be mean to them but it is actually doing well.
     

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