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Sorry, another Silkie sexing question

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jaimie-22, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. Jaimie-22

    Jaimie-22 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    I know the pics aren't the best but this is my black L/F bearded Silkie when she was 22 weeks old. These were taken approximately 4 weeks ago, I've tried all day to get an up to date photo but unsucessfully, I'll try again tomorrow.

    I bought her as a hen, but this week she had developed white tubing on all her neck feathers and a few of her head ones too. She does look and act a bit different to my other silkie girls but they are all mini and she is L/F.
    Do you think she is really a cockerel?

    Thanks for any help

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  2. kelck22

    kelck22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see a couple streamers coming out of the head feathers. That would make me think boy.
     
  3. Jaimie-22

    Jaimie-22 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, looks like I might have to re-home then, I can't have a cockerel where I live. I am annoyed though as I paid £30 for her/him!
     
  4. kelck22

    kelck22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you post better pics I might tell you differently. Get one of the crest (head feathers), comb and hackle feathers (Neck feathers).
     
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Those are both 100% girls.

    The tubing is just new feathers coming in. Nothing to worry about. At 22 weeks you would know...

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    These are streamers.... This cockerel is 20 weeks.
     
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  6. Jaimie-22

    Jaimie-22 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been trying to get some updated pictures, these are the best I could manage. She certainly doesn't look the same as when I bought her.

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  7. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    She's molting! No worries! :)
     
  8. Jaimie-22

    Jaimie-22 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. Think I am a bit paranoid, I am still quite new to Silkies and my first two turned out to be cockerels!
     

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