sexing Silkies

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Koitoy, May 16, 2016.

  1. Koitoy

    Koitoy Out Of The Brooder

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    I ordered 15 Silkie chicks and they will be here in July. They come as a straight run only. They can't sex them at the hatchery because they are too small. At what age can you sex a Silkie and how can you tell the difference between a hen and a rooster?
     
  2. chicken4prez

    chicken4prez Overrun With Chickens

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    Usually you can sex them 7 weeks or 3 or 6 months. Pictures will be great if you have any!

    Welcome to BYC!
     
  3. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll be in the barn!
    X2 and to add, usually the combs/wattles will be bigger on roosters and the "top hat" feathering will be different looking.
     
  4. Koitoy

    Koitoy Out Of The Brooder

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    As soon as I get the "kids", I'll put some pics on. It won't be until July 6th. The hatchery is having a hard time keeping up with the demand of these little cuties!
     

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