Does size of Silkie Chicks indicate if they are male or female?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 1Pammylou, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. 1Pammylou

    1Pammylou Out Of The Brooder

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    My Silkies were all 3 in the same size egg. One came out like Goliath compared to the other two. It has caught up in size with the sibling that is 4 days older than it. Could that mean it is a Rooster? New at this and just wondering what everyone's experiences are.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It could mean that it is a cockerel, but it could also mean that it is a rapidly growing pullet.
     
  3. chiqita

    chiqita Overrun With Chickens

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    I have not found that size is an indication
     
  4. Chambertin

    Chambertin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Size usually doesn't have any definitive bearing on sex until very near maturity.
    Our goliath last time was a hen, bullied the cockerels until hormones kicked in and squatting became more fun.

    Keep an eye on combs, wattles, and the spur nubs. Best ways I have found for showing the boys and girls.
    After getting an eye for it the comb can give it away in a few weeks
     
  5. reckless

    reckless Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, the size only matters once they're older. My silkie pullet, Gracey, was the biggest out of the three I got.
    She ended up being the only girl and now they're double her size (they're about 17-18 weeks).
     
  6. VioletandBodie

    VioletandBodie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine ended up as the largest chick of 3 beng the only male
     

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