Silkie sexing….I know I know they are a difficult breed…

Kcollins213

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I believe these 3 are cockerels. Figured I would get on here and see what other opinions are. They look like they have streamers already and combs and wattles. They are 10 weeks old.
the 4th one I believe is a hen these all hatched the same day.
 

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I believe these 3 are cockerels. Figured I would get on here and see what other opinions are. They look like they have streamers already and combs and wattles. They are 10 weeks old.
the 4th one I believe is a hen these all hatched the same day.
The first 3 are cockerels. Do you have a close comb picture of the last one?
 

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At this young age the first three do indeed look like cockerels. 4th one looks like a pullet, but could also be a later developing cockerel. 😊
I do not see any definitive streamers, going by the wattle formation.
 

Kcollins213

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The first 3 are cockerels. Do you have a close comb picture of the last one?
I don’t have a current one but this one was taken right before it fluffed up lol
 

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Kcollins213

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Thank you! I’m a little bummed the 2 I wanted to keep are Roos 😭. I cant seem to find homes for them so I’ll have to cull them off. The one someone told me was possibly a silver Columbian I wanted to keep that one but it wasn’t meant to be I guess.
 

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Thank you! I’m a little bummed the 2 I wanted to keep are Roos 😭. I cant seem to find homes for them so I’ll have to cull them off
Not sure where you are in the world, but silkies are quite popular where I live. I am not as much of a silkie fan, but I know some people love them. Good luck with rehoming! Hopefully you dont need to end up culling them.
 

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