Silky gender?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by HayHays97, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. HayHays97

    HayHays97 In the Brooder

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    Hey guys,
    My friends brother has a 5 month old silky, and is fairly new to chickens and he wants to know its gender he was told it was a hen but he has 3 other layer hens that are about to start laying and doesn't want to risk getting fertilized eggs, unfortunately I only have layers and am not very experienced with silkies so I was wondering if you could help. I've attached a bunch of pictures that he's sent me. Let me know if you need a particular photo.
    Thankyou :)
    Hayley

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  2. Veer67

    Veer67 Songster

    Your Silkie has a giant comb and wattles so he is definitely a rooster.
     
  3. HayHays97

    HayHays97 In the Brooder

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    Alright that's a shame my friend won't be thrilled. Thankyou though :)
     
  4. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Free Ranging

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    Unfortunately, I agree, it's a Rooster. I'm new to Silkies but after all the reading on BYC, aside from the wattle & comb, the "feathering" on the top of the head....Pullets get a rounded puff while Cockerels have like streamers going back.
     
  5. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    Yep and he sure has streamers! Defiantly male.
     

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