Any silkie experts?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by 6keets, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. 6keets

    6keets In the Brooder

    Jun 1, 2007
    NE Indiana
    How old am I ?
    Am I a hen?

    I just got (it) from a swap meet Sat. and they told me it was about 5to6 wks old but I'm thinking older. [​IMG]What do you think?[​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2007
  2. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    That looks about the right age mine are 6 weeks old. I've heard it harder to tell the sex of silkies until they are older. So far mine still have real small combs. I seen the other 2 that were with mine when I bought them and they had bigger combs then the two I bought. Guy told me the others were males so I said I only wanted girls.

    here is a pic of powder at 4 weeks
  3. missusduray

    missusduray Songster

    May 20, 2007
    Northern Minnesota
    I am not an expert but I can tell you that it would be easier to judge size if you had something else in the pic to judge it against, maybe a pop can. It looks like it hasnt fully feathered out so if they said 5 to 6 weeks, I would guess the 6 weeks. That is just my rough guess but there are others on here that know more than I do. My silkies are still just babies.
  4. Forest_Nymph

    Forest_Nymph Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Not an ex-pert, but he looks like he may be the age that was stated...the development of a comb tells me its a boy!! I got my silkies at 8/10 weeks of age and their combs were developed more than some others, and now I'm certain that the combs are from the " crowing" ones [​IMG]

    He's a cute gangly teen!


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