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Try your hand at these silkies!

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So what do you guys think. These guys should be around 7 weeks old. . Maybe 8 weeks. I've never had silkies before and they are my only two so I've got nothing to compare to.
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post #2 of 5

Silkies are hard to sex accurately until they are older; 4-5 months.  At this age, I do not think they can be visually sexed.

post #3 of 5
Both look like boys.

Silkies are not as everyone says. The thing is that when you breed them, especially those of good quality, it seems so easy to sex the hatchery quality ones like this.

Both of these birds have flat to no vault and laid back tiny narrow crests. The second one has a wide pink comb that will start to grow and at that point, its surely a rooster. I think I see streamers trying to pop out.

As for the first one, the comb is thick and wide. It may be darker, but is already showing signs it Will bulge.

However, the norm will go on. Can't be 100% sure until they fill out more. I am more certain about the smaller onr, but the white could possibly be a fast growing girl. She is pretty short and ball shaped.
Edited by PoultryQueen101 - 10/5/15 at 1:08pm

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I really want aWhite  Sebastopol that is young and nearby! Our male died two days after we bought him. I would really want a female though because the Sebbie was to be a companion for my duck, and now we think it's a drake. 

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I really want aWhite  Sebastopol that is young and nearby! Our male died two days after we bought him. I would really want a female though because the Sebbie was to be a companion for my duck, and now we think it's a drake. 

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post #4 of 5
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**** it! Lol I did not want to have 3 roosters. Hopefully at least one is a hen
post #5 of 5

No one wants a lot of roosters.  Unfortunately tho  to be certain of sex  silkies should be bought at point of lay, or as laying hens.    Never buy silkies from someone who says they can quarantee  sex  as day olds or even  a few weeks.

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