What Sex is This Silkie?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MLBFettes, Mar 23, 2013.

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  1. MLBFettes

    MLBFettes Out Of The Brooder

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    He/She has no appreciable comb and does not appear to have a spur. This is a young chicken but I do not know the age. No crowing or egg laying yet!

    He/she is in quarantine in my garage, so I put up a mirror so he/she does not feel so lonely. The chicken came to us pretty puny and dirty, but is now looking better. Thanks for your input!


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    Last edited: Mar 23, 2013
  2. DavidKerk

    DavidKerk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It kind of looks like a hen! I hope that's what you wanted!
     
  3. MLBFettes

    MLBFettes Out Of The Brooder

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    I do hope it is a hen!
     
  4. horselover10001

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    I think it is a hen!
     
  5. MLBFettes

    MLBFettes Out Of The Brooder

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    I hope so!
     
  6. LovePolish2

    LovePolish2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking hen
     
  7. MLBFettes

    MLBFettes Out Of The Brooder

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    Woohoo! Seems like everyone agrees she is probably a little lady. I guess we'll find out when she lays an egg!
     
  8. Henny

    Henny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree--a hen! Not much of a comb, no wattles and stance looks more of a hen than a rooster!
     
  9. MLBFettes

    MLBFettes Out Of The Brooder

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    Just as an update for anyone who might be looking for similar information:

    This Silkie was a rooster!

    I started to suspect when his feathers seemed to all go straight backwards on his head, instead of being soft and flopping to the side. He started walking around much more upright, and there began making noises that sounded more like griping than cooing. Then, of course, one morning he began crowing, big time.

    So, lesson learned. With Silkies, sometimes you don't know till you know!
     
  10. CarolinaHen

    CarolinaHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have three that I am cautiously watching. I'm leaning toward two being cockerels, but like you said "With Silkies, sometimes you don't know till you know!" [​IMG]
     

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