8 week old Silkies - huge size difference= a boy and a girl? Same parents.

dskchickie

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May 15, 2012
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This was the pair at 4 or 5 weeks-ish. The little one is still little, but growing faster now. I wonder if (s)he might catch up!


Here they are at 8 weeks now.


 

dskchickie

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May 15, 2012
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Is it odd for the big size difference? They're the same age. I know they're young for sexing - I'll just wait until crowing or laying begins! i sure do love how sweet Silkies are!

Thanks!!
 

popeyesky

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May 14, 2012
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It's not odd for chickens to be different sizes. Right now I have about 10 chicks that all came from the same mom and they're all different sizes :) You'll probably be able to tell when they get a bit older wether they are roosters or hens by looking at they're combs :) Silkies are quite sweet! I love how different looking they are. They're unlike any other breed.
 

dskchickie

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May 15, 2012
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NOW I'M SO SAD BECAUSE MY SILKIES ARE LOST!! three chickens have gone missing all at once this afternoon. Can't figure it out! Boo Hoo!
 

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