Sexing 4 week old Silkie?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Cindy2020, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. Cindy2020

    Cindy2020 Out Of The Brooder

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    4 weeks old ? Any idea of sex???
    Probably too young but thought maybe someone is really good at it. :)
     
  2. Waddlein

    Waddlein Out Of The Brooder

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    Hens my guess, but its hard to tell with silkies.
     
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Way too early. Silkies are extremely difficult to sex before 4-5 mos. and sometimes not even till they lay or crow. This one is showing a lot of comb for it's age, so I have my reservations . But things could change a lot in the next several weeks. Is this a hatchery silkie?
     
  4. Cindy2020

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    Got her from farm supply store....they don't sex them
    Thanks for the info
     
  5. chicken4prez

    chicken4prez Overrun With Chickens

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    Agree with drumstick diva.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     
  7. willow5038

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    I've had silkies for YEARS and I'm almost positive that that is a hen. The combs usually come pretty early, and although difficult to sex, it's very unlikely that your chicken is a roo.
     

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