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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bsharp, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. bsharp

    bsharp New Egg

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    How can you tell the sex of a silky when young?
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    When they reach several months old, cockerels will get larger combs and such. If you post pictures of your Silkie, we could tell its gender for you.
     
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    usually cannot sex silkies before 4-5 mos. old - sometimes not till they lay or crow
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Young Silkies are notoriously difficult to sex, even for experienced chicken owners. I would suggest posting pics of your Silkies at 2-3 months and let us take a look at them for you then.
     

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