Is this a female or male chick? Hatched on the 8th.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by OneWildRoo, Dec 20, 2014.

  1. OneWildRoo

    OneWildRoo Out Of The Brooder

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    Is the a female or make silkie chick!?
     
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  2. OneWildRoo

    OneWildRoo Out Of The Brooder

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    This is the blue silkie.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. I'm glad you decided to join our flock. Even older Silkie chicks are notoriously difficult to sex and yours to too young to sex from a photo. I would suggest posting its pic again in about 2 months in our What Breed or Gender is This? section at https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this and let our experts there take a look at it. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your Silkie.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You could post the photo on the "Silkie thread," but, as Michael has explained silkies are extremely difficult to sex. Sometimes at 4-5 mos. you can tell but, often it is not until they either crow or lay eggs. That is one reason it is best NOT to buy silkies at a young age.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    BTW that is a beautiful chick - welcome to Backyard chickens.
     
  6. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock!! That is a very cute chick you have there!

    Hope you enjoy BYC :frow
     
  7. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us. Hope the silkie turns out to be a keepie.
     
  8. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    Welcome! [​IMG]

    Whether your chick is a male or a female, it sure is cute.
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cute chick! It is too young to tell gender on it, especially with Silkies. Sometimes, Silkie gender becomes more obvious at 10-12 weeks of age. However, many times you don't know until the bird crows or lays--Silkies are notoriously difficult to sex.
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    I agree with Bantamlover21. Your Silkie chick is too young to tell gender. Post more photos when "it" is at least 6-8 weeks old. For now, good luck with the chick!
     

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