Roo or Hen? Help!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by emilyjay, Nov 6, 2016.

  1. emilyjay

    emilyjay Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey guys,

    We have three 6 week old Silkies and I'm having the hardest time sexing them! I've read all the forums and the signs to watch for but I guess I'm a bit of a rookie!
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    Thank you!
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Most silkies can't be accurately sexed until they are a few months old, and even than some take longer. Yours are too young yet.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    much too young. Generally silkies can't be sexed with any authority before 4-5 mos. of age. Sometimes not till they lay or crow. Hang in there.
     

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