Can you guys sex my 8 week old silkie?

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  1. SilkieCanada

    SilkieCanada Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. SilkieCanada

    SilkieCanada Chillin' With My Peeps

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    too young to tell still?
     
  3. backyardmenagerie

    backyardmenagerie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a cutie! [​IMG]
    I've heard that with silkies, you have to wait until they either crow or lay an egg. I too, would like to know on your silkie, I have a few in the brooder that I'm hoping are hens. [​IMG] Hopefully someone more knowledgeable will be able to tell with your chick.
     
  4. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

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    Quote:Supposedly, some can tell. Everytime I attempt, I'm wrong. So I stopped. I now just wait for the egg
     
  5. petunias212

    petunias212 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'm waiting with you - I have two week old silkies, one white, the other I thought was grey but now it looks blue - i'm tempted to keep them even if they are crowers!
     
  6. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    I'm guesing girl [​IMG]
     
  7. angelbabyamy

    angelbabyamy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking hen, but [​IMG]
     
  8. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    It takes anywhere from 4-6 months maybe longer to sex a breeder/show quality silkie, but you can sex a pet quality silkie alot earlier. This is way too young to sex.
     
  9. okieinalaska

    okieinalaska Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How? Just curious.
     
  10. sillie70

    sillie70 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm guessing a boy:) Theirs just somthing about the beak and feathering. Boys dont have much fluff right by their eyes and their hair seems to go up and back on top more than girls ...BUT I could be wrong too.
     

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