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I ordered 15 Silkie chicks and they will be here in July. They come as a straight run only. They can't sex them at the hatchery because they are too small. At what age can you sex a Silkie and how can you tell the difference between a hen and a rooster?

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Usually you can sex them 7 weeks or 3 or 6 months. Pictures will be great if you have any!

 

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Let us then with CONFIDENCE, draw near to the throne of GRACE, that we may receive MERCY, and find GRACE, to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16

This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 188:24

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Usually you can sex them 7 weeks or 3 or 6 months. Pictures will be great if you have any!

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X2 and to add, usually the combs/wattles will be bigger on roosters and the "top hat" feathering will be different looking.
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As soon as I get the "kids", I'll put some pics on. It won't be until July 6th. The hatchery is having a hard time keeping up with the demand of these little cuties!
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