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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

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


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  2. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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