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

  1. emilyjay

    emilyjay In the Brooder

    Jun 7, 2016
    Narre Warren
    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!

    Thank you!

  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    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

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    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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