☞ ♥ ☺ Sexing Silkies??? ☺ ♥ ☜

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Hanh3197, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. Hanh3197

    Hanh3197 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When are silkies old enough for you to tell the females and males apart?
    When do they start crowing? Getting spurs? Growing combs?
    Any help appreciated! Thanks! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. JustAChickenLittle&More

    JustAChickenLittle&More Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's very hard to tell with silkies. I have some that started crowing at 6 months. Do you have any pics? Seems like I only have one adult silkie chick out of the bunch, but only a few are crowing, the others are not, so who knows? I heard that the boys have thick feet and legs, and a big walnut comb. Then again, don't they all have the walnut combs? [​IMG]
     
  3. pharmchickrnmom

    pharmchickrnmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When they crow or lay an egg. That being said, I have a black silkie roo who crowed at 3 months. He will be 5 months soon and it is obvious by his comb and little red wattles (and crowing) that he is indeed a he. I have blue silkies that I am trying to sex but am quite sure that one is a he as he also has tiny red wattles and a larger comb than the others. Its mostly a wait and see as they are notoriously difficult to sex.
     
  4. Hanh3197

    Hanh3197 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info [​IMG]
    I'm getting chicks soon so no pics yet,
    but I just wanted a heads up. [​IMG]
     
  5. chickenfeverforever

    chickenfeverforever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure why people say you can only tell when it crows or lays an eggs. I can tell my Silkies pullets/cocekrels apart at 8 weeks old. The males are always a little larger but more importantly I look at their combs. Roosters will develop a much wider comb then the pullets. Its very notciable and I can PM you some pics to show you. Also, helps to watch their behavior.
     
  6. Hanh3197

    Hanh3197 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That would be great if you could!
    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  7. chickenfeverforever

    chickenfeverforever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will take some pics of my youngsters and show you the difference. I will PM you the pics.
     
  8. BunsNChicks

    BunsNChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like to see pics of the difference, can you pm me too?
     
  9. chickenfeverforever

    chickenfeverforever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I will get some pics by tomorrow.
     
  10. alaskanchicken

    alaskanchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey would you PM them to me too, Pretty please? [​IMG]
     

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