At what age can you distinguish the sex of a Silkie?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by earthy_chicks, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. earthy_chicks

    earthy_chicks In the Brooder

    Apr 19, 2007
    Hi Everyone!
    So I have a four week-old White Silkie that is showing only a small walnut comb but "she" is not easily handled so I was wondering if she might actually be a roo. I can't seem to find any pictures that show the difference between Silkie pullets and roos. Does anyone know what age on average you can tell with the Silkie breed? Thanks!
  2. Sarah Bella

    Sarah Bella In the Brooder

    Mar 28, 2007
    I'd like to know the answer to this question too, i have 10 silkie chicks coming on saturday.

    I've heard you pretty much have to wait for the roo to crow, i'm hoping i'll be able to tell before that....

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