Newbie in the Green Mt. State

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by grmtchick, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. grmtchick

    grmtchick New Egg

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    I fell in love with the Silkies they are about 9wks old how do you tell which ones are roo's [​IMG]
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. I understand that sexing silkies is not as easy as with other breeds. If you post one "what breed or gender is this" forum you may get some advice. There's also a silkie thread that you may wish to post your question on.

    Best wishes
    Ct
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Lovely silkies you have there :D Yes silkies are notoriously hard to sex and sometimes can be six months before you can tell I'm afraid. The what breed gender section is a great place to pop by ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Are these hatchery silkies? In any case it is much too early to try and sex them. Beyond that it is much harder when they are all in a group grazing. When I first saw the photo it looked like sheep with all the white bodies.

    A lot of attention needs to be given to their combs - which can't be seen at all in the photos.
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  6. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I can't help with sexing silkies, but I just wanted to say hello and say that the links everyone gave will be super helpful. There are so many knowledgeable people on here who are always ready to lend a helping hand, so if you ever have any questions, always feel free to ask! Thanks for joining us!
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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