Feather sexing silkies

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BeautifulBlue, May 13, 2009.

  1. BeautifulBlue

    BeautifulBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know silkies are hard to sex, and you can't tell until about 6 months. But I've done a search and wondered if you could feather sex them as chicks? With other breeds you can, if the feathers are even you have a male, does it work for silkies?
    Cos if it does....I have a boy lol
     
  2. k625

    k625 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought even was girl, and uneven was was boy?? LOL but I am not sure on that...good chance I might be wrong [​IMG]
     
  3. thowe

    thowe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been wondering the same thing. Can't wait to see what the pros say!!!!
     
  4. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can feather sex some breeds. Silkies are NOT among them.
     
  5. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    Actually, I am pretty sure there are only a few select breeds you can feather sex. Most you cannot and I am assuming Silkies are NOT one you can feather sex. However, I have 3 and they are about 15 weeks old. I have known for a long time there was one boy and two girls. Just subtle differences in growth and development and the comb. Now the one boy has a much wider comb and prominent wattles and the two girls don't. Good luck.
     
  6. Farm Frenzy

    Farm Frenzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not with silkie's...unfortunately. at about 2-3 months though, boys grow wattles, girls do not. Hope that helps.[​IMG]
     
  7. m2wandc

    m2wandc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ahh I should of researched silkies more before getting my two...seem sort of pain in the rear high maintaince birds...is this true? [​IMG]
     

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