Sexing 5 week old chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chickiesnca, Jun 29, 2018.

  1. Chickiesnca

    Chickiesnca Hatching

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    I am aware Silkie chicks are very difficult to sex up until they are mature. However, I am very eager to know the sex of my two silkies. They're both about 5 weeks old and I was told they were both hens but am skeptical about the accuracy of their sexing. Does anyone have any other opinions on what sex they could be :)? Here are some pics of my now dirty chicks since they decided to play and shuffle dirt as I decided to take pictures :)
     
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  2. AnimalGeek23

    AnimalGeek23 Crowing

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    Coqueta MIGHT be a roo, but I'm pretty sure they're both pullets. Such cute birds!
     
  3. Chickiesnca

    Chickiesnca Hatching

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    I'm thinking the same thing about Coqueta ! Hoping for a pullet though !
     
  4. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    5 weeks is still much to young to sex chicks, especially Silkies. At around 4 months cockerels start to show themselves.
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    x2 Gray Farms. Sometimes you cannot tell until they crow or lay eggs.
     
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