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Help! silkie chick sexing

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ReidS, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. ReidS

    ReidS New Egg

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    I don't know how to sex silkies, do you have any tips?
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Wait until they crow or lay an egg...

    Seriously though, most Silkies are super hard to sex and you can't identify them until they're a few months old. Cockerels will get feathers that stick out further on the back of their crests (streamers), giving their 'do a messier look. Pullets have nice round crests. The boys will also develop larger combs. Sometimes you do get an obvious rooster that easily picked out early on, but not usually.
     

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