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Any silkie specialists?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Erin80, May 20, 2017.

  1. Erin80

    Erin80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am new to chickens, and brand new to silkies. We have three one week olds. One is black, the other is yellow with white feathers coming in.....the third is yellow but has darker feathers coming in...more like a dark grey. I thought it would be a white bird since it was pure yellow when we got it....the dark feathers have sort of surprised me! Any idea how it might turn out? Maybe white and grey?

    Also, I know silkies are super hard to sex...but anything I can look out for that might give me an idea? They are only a week old but the black one and the grey/yellow one are already chest bumping.
     

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  2. 13ChickenGirl

    13ChickenGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not sure on how to sex silkies at that age, but at about 3-4 months if the poof on top has stringy feathers sticking out it is male, if it is almost perfectly round it is female.
     

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