sexing silkies and rirs?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jcskowronek, May 16, 2016.

  1. jcskowronek

    jcskowronek Out Of The Brooder

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    about 3 weeks ago, I got 4 silkies from a breeder near me. She said she wouldn't know for sure if they are females until the end of the summer. how can I tell if they are hens or roosters? would it help if I posted a pic of each?

    also, is there a way I can tell if my rhode island reds are females? I have 10 total, 2 from a breeder who is 100% sure they're females. The other 8 were ordered from mypetchicken, and supposed to be females. has anybody gotten a mix-up from them?

    thanks,
    julia
     
  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    silkies are one of the hardest breeds to determine if their hen or roo at a early age.
     

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