how do you sex silkie chicks?????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by awesomefowl, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    Mine are like 4 wks old and have begun sparring so I think they are roosters.[​IMG] Any tips? thx! [​IMG][​IMG]
  2. DragonEggs

    DragonEggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2010
    Borger, TX
    pictures? Its REALLY hard to tell with silkies. You usually don't know till one starts crowing or lays an egg...
  3. gvntofly05

    gvntofly05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2009

    Also both pullets and cockerels spar, so it can't really be used as an indicator. [​IMG]
  4. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 26, 2007
    Fair Oaks, California
    Do a search on sexing silkie chicks and you will see what a hot topic it is. From my experience, the better quality silkies are harder to sex . . . it takes a bit longer. i can sometimes tell at nine weeks, but not always. gvntofly05 is right, all chicks spar, so that isn't a good indicator. Just enjoy them and wait until things become obvious.

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