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Sexing silkies

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At what age can silkies be sexed?
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Depends on who you ask, most say from 4-8 months, some will say until it crows or lays and egg! do you need help sexing a silkie?

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A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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I am a new chicken owner and was curious. They are only 10 weeks old.
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I would say its a stretch, but chances maybe someone could sex them? There can be some obvious signs of early roo's ^^

A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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I raise silkies. I usually get mine DNA tested for sex very young. it's a simple feather test. however over the years I've learned some things that can tell the sex. if you can post some pics of the head, comb, and tail I might be able too help out.
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