Originally Posted by TheRookie
Is yours hatchery stock or breeding stock? If its breeding stock, you probably wont know until its about 4 months old or so. At that point it should either be crowing or laying so then it will be obvious lol. Just be patient, it will be worth it I promise
Well, I bought this bird from a little girl at the local farmer's market at about a week old, so probably not from a hatchery, was the only silkie she had.
I found your reply very interesting, and now I am wondering what would be the difference in their development between hatchery or breeder stock?
This is my first chicken (of course now I have 22...LOL) i basically don't know stuff that requires experience.....however, I am learning a lot because I have been asking lots of questions and reading tons of material.
So as early as 4 months I could get a confirmation on gender?? That's cool, I guess I can wait another 8 weeks LOLOL
Well, since we don't know which it is, we rotate between calling it Fred or Fredwina.
Hard to be patient, but fun having chickens!!!!
ETA: After looking at more pics and asking more questions, I have concluded it is a grey, not blue.