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ryan123 said:
this is a silkie i got a while ago but i dont know wheather it is a cock or a hen. and what age is it
I have one like this that's six weeks old . I call it Griffin" it's adorably ugly and I want so much for it to be a girl, since I don't think I can manage more roosters.
 

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So you think it is a hen? From looking at the picture when should she start laying or crowing if it is a rooster?
 

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2 or 3 months old for crowing but i have had one get to 6 months before it started crowing. if you have another rooster and you see the two sparring its a rooster. but it looks like a hen to me. but dont really know.
 

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Silkies are hard to tell I had two that I was sure were both cocks til on started crowing and one laid an egg. I've raised chickens for years but only a few times have raised silkies. Someone who raises them all the time could probably tell.
 

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silkies

My black silkie is a female cause she lays eggs and has set on guinea eggs. I think my red one is a male.
 

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This is my cockerel Archie. They kinda have the same hair do! He just started crowing, he needs alot of work with that part!
 

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from the picture of the white silkie he looks very clean and dry. does he be out in the rain and the cold weather or where should they be kept?
 

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my silkie only looks like that in the summer, at this time of year she looks wet and weathered.
 

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Archie Is just starting to get his streamers. George and Louise molted and they look lovely now. George has wonderful streamers!
 

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George & Louise are 2 years and I have to say this year George's streamers are just flowing! Much better then his first year. Archie isn't even 1 yet and he hasn't really started streaming. We finally put Archie in with Edith (our special needs Silkie hen) since she just laid her first egg the other day! I love my Silkies!
 

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George & Louise are 2 years and I have to say this year George's streamers are just flowing! Much better then his first year. Archie isn't even 1 yet and he hasn't really started streaming. We finally put Archie in with Edith (our special needs Silkie hen) since she just laid her first egg the other day! I love my Silkies!
so your saying i might be sitting on 8 young all white silkies for months before i figure out who is who? good thing they are small & don't eat much

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I'm gonna shout out roo. It has longer hackle feathers, and the comb starting on the nose... just thinking out loud. BUT, look for spur buds on the inside of the legs.
 
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