How do you tell is a silkie is a rooster or hen

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickenmama109, Mar 24, 2018.

  1. chickenmama109

    chickenmama109 Crowing

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    D7C326DE-005A-427B-8DB9-B271AA766E92.jpeg 5FA5E1FB-0777-4F6C-B7FA-8F1D8D94735F.jpeg hi I have a silkie that is one month old and I don’t know how to tell if a silkie is a pellet or rooster here are some photos thanks
     
  2. AlleysChicks

    AlleysChicks Enabler

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    Much too young. Silkies are notorious for being tricky to sex.
     
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  3. chickenmama109

    chickenmama109 Crowing

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    How old can you tell
     
  4. AlleysChicks

    AlleysChicks Enabler

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    When it crows or lays an egg lol

    Sometimes they could go either way. I had to wait until the one group was 6 months to be able to tell. Watch comb growth. Females will stay flat until ready to lay and males will get large and wide.
     
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  5. chickenmama109

    chickenmama109 Crowing

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    Ok thanks
     
  6. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    5-6 months is typically the youngest Silkies can be sexed.
     
  7. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    Please post pics of the bird, crest, and comb with crest pulled back at 12 weeks.
     
  8. Amydls

    Amydls Chirping

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    Knew our silkies were roos last year when they crowed... couldn’t tell at all before that
     
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    agree with Gray Farms
     
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