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Silkie Genders?

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I got two silkie baby's from my work about three weeks ago (They are three to four weeks old is my guess)
this is the bigger one

this is the smaller one

I call the bigger one Fluff and the smaller one Cotton. Just as I typed that Fluff charged my Golden Sebright Bantam hen Pharoah


I'm really hoping I have two hens. Could anyone tell me more? I'll be happy to take more pictures if needed

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They're both too young to sex accurately, and I don't see any cockerel signs yet. Both males and females can exhibit fighting/charging behavior.

Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay. --Robert Frost

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay. --Robert Frost

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post #3 of 6
x2.
Nikki
*C'mon, get flappy!*
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Nikki
*C'mon, get flappy!*
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post #4 of 6

Agreed

"Let God have you and let God love you. And don’t be surprised if your heart begins to hear music you’ve never heard and your feet learn to dance as never before.” -Max Lucado

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"Let God have you and let God love you. And don’t be surprised if your heart begins to hear music you’ve never heard and your feet learn to dance as never before.” -Max Lucado

"You have searched me, Lord and You know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; You perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; You are familiar with all my ways." -Psalm 139:1-3
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post #5 of 6

MUCH too young to determine gender.   Silkies are one of the hardest breeds to  determine before 4-5 mos. of age and sometimes NOT till they crow or lay eggs.  At younger ages  people can tell you whatever gender you want - it doesn't mean they will mature that way. Are these hatchery chicks?

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Originally Posted by drumstick diva View Post

MUCH too young to determine gender.   Silkies are one of the hardest breeds to  determine before 4-5 mos. of age and sometimes NOT till they crow or lay eggs.  At younger ages  people can tell you whatever gender you want - it doesn't mean they will mature that way. Are these hatchery chicks?

Yes they are. I work at Tractor Supply and we get chicks in in the spring time and that's where I got them from
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