Determining Gender with Silkies

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by feedstorechick, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. feedstorechick

    feedstorechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard that Silkies are harder to sex than most chicks. I bought seven Silkies and a Showgirl. They are about 10 weeks old now and so far they all look like hens.

    I have another Silkie chick that is about a month old and I can already tell he is a rooster. The comb is reddish and growing.

    Should I be able to tell by now if any of the first batch is a rooster?
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Hatchery silkies are alot easier to sex than silkies that come from a breeder. I can tell what sex hatchery silkies are when they are around 4-5 weeks of age.
     
  3. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post pics? The one with the redder comb is likely a male.
     
  4. feedstorechick

    feedstorechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's interesting. These are not hatchery stock, the are from a show breeder. I'll try to take pics and post them.
     

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