Silkie sexing 10 weeks old

Jennyhenny156

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Sorry I never seen these replies until just. I've taken more pictures today if they help he or she did raise the neck feathers today like our other boy chick the same age does when picked up not sure if just boys do this or girls too. Other than that its our smallest chick out of the four timid and shy.
 

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Jennyhenny156

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I'm leaning towards pullet. Can you post closer pics of the comb
I will grab him/her tomorrow and take some. Keeps getting themself pecked by our big silky girls when we let them meet. So keeping them separate still at the minute as all our other chicks can fly up (gold top, pilkie, and polish) but this silly sod can't and just sits on the floor being a target
 

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Chicalina

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I still cannot see from that picture because you need to hold the crest back with your hand. If the comb is swollen, that indicates a cockerel, or flat a pullet.

Other young male things to look for are streamers coming out of the back of the head (crest feathers that are longer than the rest of the crest and point towards the tail), and neck feathers that are pointier and rougher in texture than the rest of the body. Also whether its stance appears rounded and squatty or tall and muscular looking.

Of course a longer tail comes in eventually, a giant blobulous walnut brain comb, and the crowing and mating which all make it easier to tell 😁
 
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