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What gender is this silkie?

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

  1. 00Zaa00

    00Zaa00 Just Hatched

    Jun 8, 2016
    what is this silkies gender? It's about 5-6 weeks old.[​IMG]




  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

    Feb 22, 2009
    Ashtabula, Ohio
    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

    Apr 11, 2011
    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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