Silkies 3

  1. Direchicken
    Silkies
    A notoriously hard breed to sex. I think the first really useful character to emerge is typically the walnut comb, which starts to become noticeably more bulged and bubbly in males around 10 weeks. But at least in some lines, sexes may be separable on the basis of head feathering, which has been described as being angled back along the neck in males, and more upright in females.

    2 days male and female
    5 days female
    13 days female
    21 days female
    24 days male
    32 days female
    37 days female
    47 days
    female
    51 days
    male
    11 weeks male and female
    20 weeks female


    2 days
    posted by Henrietta23 from eastern Connecticut
    Male called George, hatched 22nd February 2010


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    posted by Direchicken Passage West, Co. Cork, Ireland
    Dilly - female (hopefully!) - hatched 8th August 2011

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    5 days
    posted by Direchicken Passage West, Co. Cork, Ireland
    Dilly - female (hopefully!) - hatched 8th August 2011

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    13 days
    posted by Direchicken Passage West, Co. Cork, Ireland
    Dilly - female (hopefully!) - hatched 8th August 2011

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    21 days
    posted by Direchicken Passage West, Co. Cork, Ireland
    Dilly - female (hopefully!) - hatched 8th August 2011

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    24 days
    posted by Henrietta23 from eastern Connecticut
    Male called George, hatched 22nd February 2010

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    32 days
    posted by Direchicken Passage West, Co. Cork, Ireland
    Dilly - female (hopefully!) - hatched 8th August 2011

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    37 days
    posted by Direchicken Passage West, Co. Cork, Ireland
    Dilly - female (hopefully!) - hatched 8th August 2011

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    47 days
    posted by Direchicken Passage West, Co. Cork, Ireland
    Dilly - female (hopefully!) - hatched 8th August 2011

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    51 days
    posted by Henrietta23 from eastern Connecticut
    Beardless male called George, hatched 22nd February 2010

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    11 weeks
    posted by playswithfowl from Oregon, USA
    bearded white female

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    posted by Henrietta23 from eastern Connecticut, USA
    Beardless male called George, hatched 22nd February 2010

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    20 weeks
    posted by eggsrcool from England
    3 pics of white beardless female copied from thread at https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=280655

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    Other resources: http://s91.photobucket.com/albums/k304/racuda00/Silkies/Silkie age progression/

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