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Male or Female Silkie's??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Ghull00, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. Ghull00

    Ghull00 Just Hatched

    Jul 24, 2016
    Lincoln, UK
    just wondering if my 4/5 week old silkies are either male or females......how do you tell....the three look EXACTLY the same!....hopefully they are not all roo's......Just imagine!!..
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

    Mar 27, 2012
    My Coop
    Silkies are very hard to sex and four/five weeks old is too early. You're going to need to wait, probably until they are at least three or four months old, to be able to sex them.
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011
    Agreed, they're very hard to sex. You'll want to keep an eye out for bigger combs and wattles (which won't be as obvious if yours are bearded) and streamers (feathers that stick out off the back of the crest, making them appear messier. Pullets have nice round crests). My boys also tend to put on size faster and feather out slower than the girls, but not always.

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