Feather Sexing Silkies?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by koakritters, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. koakritters

    koakritters Songster

    Jan 27, 2011
    Has anyone ever had any luck trying to feather sex silkies? I've got 5 5-day-olds and I noticed that 4 of them have significant wing feathering coming in while one does not. Also, for the fun of it I tried the whole flipping them over on the back thing and the females lay there and the males squirm.. the 4 with feathering all were calm and the other squirmed... I know they are suppose to be impossible to sex until they crow or lay, but just curious if anyone else has experimented with this and has had any luck?

  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Crowing

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
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