Sexing partridge silkie chicks

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by fluffyfeetfarm, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. fluffyfeetfarm

    fluffyfeetfarm New Egg

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    Hello all, I know there is a partridge silkie thread but it is 481 pages long, and I gave up looking for the answer there. Silkies are generally difficult to sex before a crow or an egg, but I recall something about the partridge being the exception to that rule. Can anyone enlighten me? Thanks!
     
  2. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    Generally the roosters have more dark on their chest and tail than hens. Got pics of the ones you are trying to sex?
     
  3. fluffyfeetfarm

    fluffyfeetfarm New Egg

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    They are only 1 week old. Probably much too young to tell?
     
  4. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    Oh yeah, way to young. Wait until they are feathered arpund 8 weeks. :D
     
  5. SenoraSilkie

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    Hi, I have read that Partridge Silkies that have a line alongside their eyes (Cleopatra style) are males. Is this true?

    Also, I have two Partridge chicks, and one white, all bought at the same time. The white one which was the smallest is now about twice the size of the others..... Could it be a cockrel????
     

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