Hi everyone! New silkie mom here!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kate Miller, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. Kate Miller

    Kate Miller New Egg

    Mar 4, 2017
    Bunnell, Florida
    [​IMG]< splash/ sex unknown)

    [​IMG] < 2 paints/sex unknown)

    [​IMG] < third paint (boy or girl?)

    I just went out and purchased 7 silkies! 2, 2 week old and 5 2 month old silkies! 1 black, 1 splash and 3 paints! I'm having a very hard time sexing them and would love some help!
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2017
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Kate, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! Beautiful birds! I know nothing of silkies but I know mixing chickens of different ages can be hazardous to the younger group. You might post you pics in the link below - the folks there may be able to help you out: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this
    And there are a couple silkie thread in this link: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/14/general-breed-discussions-faq
    Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!! [​IMG]
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Kate [​IMG] Welcome!

    Best wishes to you and your Silkies. Silkies are notoriously difficult to sex and sometimes even the experts do not know for sure until that first crow or first egg.

    This is the link to a fairly active Silkie thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/297632/silkie-thread

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Teila speaks the truth. It's always a major gamble to purchase young silkies IF you cannot keep cockerels, it would be good if you figured out a plan B for them.
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice and links already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
  6. N F C

    N F C home again! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Thanks for joining us!

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