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Silkies... Can you tell hen or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Mom2Munchkins, May 29, 2011.

  1. Mom2Munchkins

    Mom2Munchkins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 quick pics... Not sure if you can tell... I have 5 white silkies and have no idea who is who.

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  2. FombellClucks

    FombellClucks Out Of The Brooder

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    Wish I could help but one Silkie "Hen" I bought just started to crow, hoping the one I bought with HIM will be a hen. Not that I wanted little chicks but the more the merrier! Maybe someone who knows a little more can help.
     
  3. HatchingFever

    HatchingFever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2011
    how old is he or she?
     
  4. Mom2Munchkins

    Mom2Munchkins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My best guess is 10-12 weeks
     
  5. WVman

    WVman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To me it looks like a young roo
     
  6. Mom2Munchkins

    Mom2Munchkins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you think poofier heads are hens and spikier ones are roos?
     
  7. Squishypuff

    Squishypuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe the rounder, poofy heads mean hen and the spikier mean roo.
     
  8. HatchingFever

    HatchingFever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2011
    Yup squishypuffs is right But hmm for 10 to 12 weeks its still hard to tell silkies are just so hard to sex but my gut gut feeling it looks like a little girl but remember silkies are very hard to sex I breed them and its still just so hard to tell.
     
  9. TeriyakiChicken

    TeriyakiChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a girl but it might be too young to tell.
    The roos get blue earlobes, a large comb and wattles. If it is a roo, it should start getting them soon.
    Mine also started getting different neck feathers too, kind of like hackle feathers.


    This is him at around 15 weeks
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    Last edited: May 30, 2011

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