What gender is this silkie?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 00Zaa00, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. 00Zaa00

    00Zaa00 Just Hatched

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    what is this silkies gender? It's about 5-6 weeks old.[​IMG]

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  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    with silkies it's really hard to tell, when it's head feathers come in it's easier or you could wait till they crow or lay an egg!
     
  3. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That isn't a Silkie, that's a Cochin. I'd wait a few more weeks for the gender. Cochin boys tend to get pretty red and large in the comb early on.
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Agree, its a Cochin. It's comb and wattles look pretty red in the picture, it could be a cockerel. I'd wait a few weeks to be sure.
     

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