Sexing silkies

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickiemama912, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. chickiemama912

    chickiemama912 Just Hatched

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    Any guesses on this little one???[​IMG]
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    How old? Silkies are one of the most difficult breeds to sex before 4-5 mos. of age and sometimes not till they crow or lay eggs. All you can get early are guesses and they may not play out in reality.

    Not showing any gender features at this time.
     
  4. chickiemama912

    chickiemama912 Just Hatched

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    How old?   Silkies are one of the most difficult breeds to sex before 4-5 mos. of age and sometimes not till they crow or lay eggs.  All you can get  early are guesses and they may not play out in reality.

    Not showing any gender features at this time.
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    Actually, there are several. Walks mostly squatted, is rather shy, not bold and 'in your face.' wings span most of body...rounded, not sharp feathers. Had an educated guess by the hatchery breeder, just trying to gather other opinions.
     
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under chickiemama912 [​IMG] Welcome!

    You might want to try on the Silkie thread also but will probably be told there that (s)he is too young to tell for sure: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/297632/silkie-thread

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     
  6. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    Cute chick, thanks for sharing a photo
     

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