Dumped chicks. Please help with sexing them

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by furryfriends, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. furryfriends

    furryfriends New Egg

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    Hi there

    We had these two little chicks come to us recently after they were found dumped in a box. I have been told they are silkies. Could anyone confirm this please? Could you also help me identify what sex they are?
    I can provide more photos and of different angles if needed.
    Many thanks


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  2. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Yeah they are silkies but I don't know the gender. It is so sad that people get chicks and once they are no longer cute and fluffy throw them in a box and just leave them some where.
     
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  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    They do appear to be silkies or silkie mixes - however that will put a glitch in sexing them as silkies are notoriously difficult to sex until they have reached an age beyond that of most standard breeds....meaning months instead of weeks.
     
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  5. furryfriends

    furryfriends New Egg

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    Many thanks for taking the time to reply everyone.
    Does anyone know roughly how old they are?
     
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  7. Oscarsgravett

    Oscarsgravett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sad to see people dumping chicks , there so fragile at that stage :( Looks like you have a white silkie and a splash silkie. Judging by the size of them in your hand i would say their around 5-6 weeks maybe more silkies are generally quite small chicks. :) Good luck with them!
     

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