Any way to tell?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Alliefisher, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. Alliefisher

    Alliefisher Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there any way to tell If my 6 week old silkies are boys or girls?
     
  2. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't think so. From what I gather, silkies are the hardest breed to sex. Most people have to wait for the crowing or egg stage. Good luck.
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    At 6 weeks its pretty hard to sex them. You can look for streamers (boys crest makes them look like they have messy hair). Ladies should have a nice, even round crest. Good luck!
     
  4. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope. Silkies are difficult to sex until someone crows or lays. It's gonna be a while to make a certain sex assignment. Silkies are sneaky like that.
     

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