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any way to sex these 2 day old silkies?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by smcdermott, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. smcdermott

    smcdermott Chirping

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    I have heard that there is no way and maybe by the head or wings????????
    What do you guys think?
    Here is the yellow one

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    and here is the lavender one
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    They are so stinking cute and soft
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  2. Firekin1

    Firekin1 Songster

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    Wing sexing works with cross bred birds. For silkies you'll have to wait until they are feathered out and even then it's hard to tell. Aside from the obvious crowing of a roo, most times the comb will be prominent in males, and the males tend to have streamers on the back of their crest opposed to females who are much more puffy and uniform. But even those methods can fail. I'm afraid you're probably going to have to wait quite a while.
     
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  3. smcdermott

    smcdermott Chirping

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    thanks so much
     
  4. Minsara

    Minsara In the Brooder

    I have a cross breed 1 day old baby chick.Can anyone tell It's a rooster or a pullet.Are anyone can tell I will post picture.
     
  5. kyexotics

    kyexotics Songster

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    We heard of the wing feather test but found it either unreliable or we were reading it wrong, I'm betting the latter...Other than that, we just wait, takes a while with silkies as some hens will form a small crest fooling us at times...
     
  6. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    My 2 silkie mixes are 8 weeks now and I am still not 100% positive....lol I think I have it figured out, but I would not put money on it. :)
     
  7. Firekin1

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    It's specific crosses, one being slow feathering hen and a fast feathering roo.
     

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