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Is my 23 week old splashed silkie a boy or girl I have a 16 week old gold female silkie to.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sarahlouise30, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. sarahlouise30

    sarahlouise30 New Egg

    Feb 13, 2017
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    You could post your photos at "what breed or gender is this." Silkies are extremely difficult to sex before 4-5 mos. of age and sometimes not till they crow or lay. Silkies can be slow to start laying. My friends didn't start before 7-8 mos. old.
  4. sarahlouise30

    sarahlouise30 New Egg

    Feb 13, 2017
    Im going crazy not knowing. Im not aloud roosters but if my splashed silkie is a boy i cant give him away to heatbreaking.
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC. Hope you don't get bad news from the silkie experts.

    All the best
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under sarahlouise30 [​IMG] Welcome!

    I do not want to dampen your hopes, but I am leaning towards male on the splash, mainly due to the streamers coming through. However, I am definitely not an expert and please do not make any decisions based on that.

    Besides the Breed & Gender Forum to which you have been given a link, you might also want to try on this active Silkie Thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/297632/silkie-thread

    I hope my gut is wrong!

    I also hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  7. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013

    I hope both turn out to be girls, it would be hard to give one up if it was a male.

    Best of luck to you!

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