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splash silkie hatched july 20

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pooderpie77, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. pooderpie77

    pooderpie77 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 5, 2007
    [​IMG]I know its extremely hard to sex silkies. But I was curious about guesses. It is a bearded silkie.

    Last edited: Oct 3, 2013
  2. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 15, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
    Looks like a pullet at this stage but they can take so long to mature. Some only develop properly when over 5 months old, or even much older than that.
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  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    I'm guessing female. Males tend to be a lot taller, and have a bigger comb. Her squat stance and small comb hidden by her crest make me think that she is a pullet. It will be easier to tell when she gets older, though.
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    I'm going to say pullet for now. The comb isn't very large, the body is rounded, and the stance and feathering are pullet-like. But Silkies are notorious for being difficult to sex. When she's a little older, I would post new photos; by then it should be more obvious. However, sometimes you don't know the gender of a Silkie until it either crows or lays an egg.
  5. pooderpie77

    pooderpie77 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 5, 2007
    Thanks for everyones replies thus far : ) Its fun just to see what everyone guesses. Ill post pics in a few weeks and see if anything has changed.

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