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Help! silkie chick sexing

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

  1. ReidS

    ReidS New Egg

    Jul 12, 2016
    I don't know how to sex silkies, do you have any tips?
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011
    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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