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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChickNLittle, Apr 20, 2008.
Is there a way to tell the difference between males and females while they are still chicks? Thanks!
Silkies are very hard to sex, even at a few months old.
Ok follow these instructions very closely:
1-Pick up the silkie
2-hold out a wing and count the feathers on the left wing.
3-Now see if any of the feathers on it's legs are touching
it's 5th foot.
4-Take the number from #2 and minus 1 if #3 is a yes.
5-Now flip a coin. Heads it's a hen, tails it's a roo.
Accuracy is around 50%
I love it!
so...I guess the answer is no or 50%
There are subtle hints, but nothing's for sure until they crow or pop an egg out of their butt! (I have 9 I'm trying to figure out, so I understand!)
I wish there was a way to tell for sure. Its so hard to name them since you dont know the sex. I dont want to have to change all their names when they get bigger. I'm so impatient too. I Want to know now! Grrrrr....
countdown til i pick up my sizzle and polish eggs...85 minutes...
Meh! We have a hen named Elvis... it's ok.
The King rules. He is above gender lines. Its totally fine to na.e you hen that!
Oh good... our boy will be so happy to hear that he doesn't have to rename her...