How soon can you sex a silkie?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Alexia, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. Alexia

    Alexia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard that silkies are very difficult to sex and that they take a long time time to mature. Does anyone know how to sex them and at what age? Thanks

    This is my day 1 silkie. Any idea/guess[​IMG]?
     
  2. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

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    I have never owned a silkie, but from my attempts at guessing from pics posted here I'd say after a crow or egg. [​IMG]
     
  3. mother o' chicks72

    mother o' chicks72 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2011
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    It'll take a long time. Sometimes over 5 months. so unless it's an obvious roo early on then it'll be a while.
     

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