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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pooderpie77, Oct 3, 2013.
I know its extremely hard to sex silkies. But I was curious about guesses. It is a bearded silkie.
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.
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.
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.
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.