Sexing 5 1/2 Week Old Silkies

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by VolailleAmant, Mar 25, 2018.

  1. VolailleAmant

    VolailleAmant Songster

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    Hello!
    I am looking to buy this pair of Pure White Silkies, they are beautiful! But they are unsexed, and I don't want to end up with both being Roosters. From this picture, can you sort of tell the gender? From your experience, what are some ways you can sex Silkies? They are 5 1/2 months old.[​IMG]
     
  2. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    I don't think those are 5 months. Lots younger.....
     
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  3. Sricher91

    Sricher91 Chirping

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    Following. Thinking about buying some silkie chicks but they are not sexed. Not sure if it’s woerh the risk as I’m not aloud to have roosters.
     
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  4. ReseisCL16

    ReseisCL16 Songster

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    Actually, in my experience, there are no better roosters to have then a Silkie. HOA's can be a problem though, as all roosters crow. To answer the original question, they are to young to tell, but Silkie roosters are fairly easy to sell if you end up getting one.
     
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  5. FishMtFarm

    FishMtFarm Emu whisperer

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    lol I think that was a typo cause the title says 5 1/2 weeks. Too young to tell at this point. I can tell you I like my Silkie roosters better than my hens. I have 8 roosters and love them all!!
     
  6. Sricher91

    Sricher91 Chirping

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    Yeah that’s what I was thinking. I could just sell if I end up getting a roo. No HOA’s in my state but we have a jerk neighbor who we don’t want complaining.
     
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  7. ReseisCL16

    ReseisCL16 Songster

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    Oh man. That's too bad, because Silkie roosters are the absolute best kind of rooster.
     
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  8. VolailleAmant

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    Sorry, yes yes and yes. They are 5 1/2 WEEKS. I made a mistake! Sorry ;)
     
  9. VolailleAmant

    VolailleAmant Songster

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    Sorry again! Yes, a typo. 5 WEEKS!
     
  10. Crazy for Chickens!

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    Please wait until they are 12 weeks old, then post pics of their bodies, crest, and comb with crest pulled back.
     
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