The Dreaded...Silkie Sexing

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kherokee, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. kherokee

    kherokee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went to a poultry congress today and my own mother decided to bring me a silkie rooster and baby chick during my chicken show. She fell in love instantly with this baby and I'd love to know what you guys think! (S)he's about 12 weeks!

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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Looks more like 6 to 8 weeks old, it's still feathering in around the face. Nothing screaming cockerel yet, but silkies can be very difficult to sex right up until they lay or crow.
     
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  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    x2, its way too young to tell which gender it is.
     
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  4. kherokee

    kherokee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I was told 12 weeks but (s)he for sure looks about 6-8 weeks. @howfunkyisurchicken @junebuggena

    (S)he likes to peck my hands when I go to pet her but enjoys sleeping on my head or between my arms! I wish I bought her in a pair but for now she's my little cuddlebug.
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I'd post new photos in about 6-8 weeks - showing a front view of the comb. They are nice looking chicks.
     
  6. kherokee

    kherokee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I think at this point he/she is 12 weeks, but i'm not positive since the woman gave me the wrong age in the beginning - but (s)he's filling out and growing into a mommas baby personality!

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    So far, I dont see much of a comb or waddle and her little top hat is growing in afro-like. Personality wise she seems very pullet like compared to all Silkie roosters ive owned in the past but of course Silkies are oddballs.

    (Im considering DNA testing her feathers! & yes she sleeps in my room don't judge! [​IMG])
     

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