At what age for silkies?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bigspringshatchery, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. bigspringshatchery

    bigspringshatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 blue silkies and was wonder at what age can you tell pullet or roo? I can tell around 5 with my rir bit didn't know if silkies are different. These are my first silkies. They are 8 days old so I know I got a while.
     
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  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Silkies, really, are among the hardest to sex - I'd wait until about 3 months old. Then look at their combs, or pay attention to behavior. (boys trying to charm or harrass girls, boys having a deeper voice)
     
  3. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    mine started showing age at five months, but it can take longer
     
  4. Muggsmagee

    Muggsmagee Menagerie Mama

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    Quote:Mine took 4 months.
     
  5. bigspringshatchery

    bigspringshatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wow what age do they lay?
     
  6. twix1234

    twix1234 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I had a silkie roo that started crowing at 3 months and I have three silkies that already 14 weeks but I still can't tell their sex yet.
     
  7. CrazyFowlFreak

    CrazyFowlFreak Pine Hill Farm

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    It's funny, I've had Silkie cockerels crow at 8 weeks! [​IMG] Most of them I can't tell until they are at least 3 months, though.
     

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