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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nancyy, Sep 30, 2007.
Give me some hellpp pleasee
Well... unless its sex lined or bred specially for feather sexing, the only way is to vent sex, and professionals with years of training can still get that wrong... Really, for the average person it is wait and look for secondary sex characteristics.
Unfortunately yes. Unless it's a sex link you have to wait 8-12 weeks or so and see how the saddle feathers, comb and wattles are coming in. Even then it's a crapshoot sometimes. No sure way until they crow or lay!
I was blindsided myself just this morning when my 12 week old silkie "hen" Marsha began crowing!
You will know when she crows, that she is a he.
Flip a coin. You have a 50% chance of being correct.
I have been wanting to say this for a while. If it is a duckwing bird with no Db you can tell as early as three weeks by looking at the BREAST FEATHERS. Males have black and females have salmon.
Quote:Hate it when that happens !
Our neighbors usualy let us know!
Quote:Oh no!! Does that make it 6 for 6? *laughs* mpc really screwed that one up!! (NOt that its really funny, but.. lol )
Out of 6 silkies, 5 are roos!!!
It's a good thing you didn't take the "other" hen after all Petra! That was Marsha!
3 still got to go. I just don't have anyplace to send them.
Marsha is now Marshall.
ETA I love the name you gave my rooster! How is he doing?