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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Hollydolly803, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. Hollydolly803

    Hollydolly803 Chirping

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    Hi everyone!
    I am a jersey girl!
    I am so new to this!
    I have two silkie chicks, 5 weeks old and I absolutely am so in love with them.
    Thoughts on the genders?!?
     

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  2. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello, Holly, and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Sorry! I don't have a clue!
     
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  3. MaryJanet

    MaryJanet Songster

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    Hi and welcome from me in Australia :frow sorry, I also haven't a clue :rolleyes: Someone with experience will be here shortly to contribute some advice :)
     
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  4. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Enabler

    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined! You's might still be a little too young yet to sex. The males will grow streamer's at the back of the crested head's. People might be able to tell if you showed a picture of the comb's and holding the fluff away from it.
     
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  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Welcome to BYC. Silkies are tough for gender ID, and yours are too young for anything but a guess.
     
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  6. Hollydolly803

    Hollydolly803 Chirping

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    Wow Australia!
    I appreciate the advice thank you!
     
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  7. Hollydolly803

    Hollydolly803 Chirping

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    Ah good idea!
    Thank you so much
     
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  8. Hollydolly803

    Hollydolly803 Chirping

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    Silkies are beautiful!
    That’s what I have been reading.
    Thank you!
     
  9. Leahs Coop

    Leahs Coop Free Ranging

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    Hello,:frow and a warm welcome to Backyard Chickens! It's great to have you here with us. Cute chicks! Not sure on genders though.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    The best time to try and decide gender is around 4-5 mos. of age. Silkies (and Polish) are among the hardest to sex early. Sometimes they cannot be sexed until they crow or lay eggs.

    Best photos are from the front, with crest pulled back, to show entire extent of combs.
     

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