Bearded or Not? Silkie chick pic & question

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kcollins, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. kcollins

    kcollins Out Of The Brooder

    May 6, 2010
    Southeastern Michigan
    Got some newly hatched Silkies last night. SO adorable, my first ones of this breed. [​IMG] They are all 1 day old or less. At what age can you tell if they will be bearded or not? Also, how early can you tell their sex? Any tell tale signs they may be one or the other?


    Last edited: Jun 15, 2010
  2. thechickenguy

    thechickenguy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2010
    woodsfield ohio 43793
    Quote:ina way they look bearded but not to sure. maybe have to wait just a bit before you can tell. and as for sexing them silkies are one of the hardest breeds of chickens to sex. most have to wait till a crow or egg.
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2010
  3. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
    Yes way to early to tell anything! Check back in about 4 months or more. Lol!

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