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Silkies are in my opinion the hardest breed to sex, I've tried feather sexing, and haven't been successful.

I've learnt a few different characteristics which are more pronounced comb and lobes for a Rooster they also tend to be slightly bigger.
Hens can appear a little rounder in shape.

Hair Eye Bird Beak Feather

Gesture Finger Bird Feather Fawn

Beak Finger Fawn Bird Feather

The buff is in my opinion a rooster and the other two are hens.
This is strictly my opinion as I said they are hard to sex until they either crow or lay an egg.
 

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stance has alot to do with it too, how they carry themselves, i have a comparision photo but its on the other computer-
 

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stance has alot to do with it too, how they carry themselves, i have a comparision photo but its on the other computer-
I'd be very interested in your findings, I love these little chooks.
 
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