I can sex silkies.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Leah567, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Whoever wants there silkies sexed I can sex them 4 weeks and up.
     
  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What's your trick? :)
     
  3. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I can tell because the males have very little fuzz on their head while females fuzz hangs more in there face. The comb helps a little too.
     
  4. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At 4 weeks? Ours do that too but a little bit later xD
     
  5. Leah567

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    They start to get their fuzz at 4 weeks.
     
  6. Faraday40

    Faraday40 Overrun With Chickens

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    Here's our 6 wk old silkie.
    We took a bunch of pics.
    Anyone care to guess the gender?
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    Ok I guess this one doesn't help with gender, but I thought it was an interesting effect.
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  7. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll be in the barn!
    a little soon, but looks like a pullet so far
     
  8. Faraday40

    Faraday40 Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks. That's what I'm thinking. We had 2 other hatch-mates who had very wide combs. Thankfully our daughter got attached to this one, who has the higher chance of being a pullet.
     
  9. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll be in the barn!
    I'd check back in a few weeks so we can take a look again, but I think there's a good chance you have a pullet there
     
  10. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I think pullet.
     

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