sexing silkies

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SuQMar, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. SuQMar

    SuQMar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am sure somewhere on this site this question has been asked and more prob many times over: how and at what age can you tell pullet from cockerel. I have 3. 2 are 10-12wks old and the 3rd is maybe 6wks. Lady I got them from wasn't exactly sure. She in process of moving and kinda lost track. I've been told by a few people the only real way with silkies is if they lay an egg or crow.
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    While it is true that silkies can be notoriously difficult to sex accurately at the early stages that other breeds can be easily differentiated, there are plenty of folks here who have a pretty good eye for them from years of experience -- if you take and post some photos of each bird we can take a stab at it. The 10-12 week olds may be showing some tell-tale signs the experienced eyes can see -- the 6 week old, well, at least we can see a cute little chick, lol.
     
  3. SuQMar

    SuQMar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll see what I can do. Of course I have current pics being the proud mum I am, lol. However its a new phone. Still learning how to use it [​IMG]. Will post ASAP.. Thanks [​IMG]
     

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