Sexing silkies

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Eschmidt7, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. Eschmidt7

    Eschmidt7 Hatching

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    Hi all!

    My silkies are 8 weeks old and there gender is driving me crazy!!! It’s definitely a 4 to 1 ratio but can anyone help me figure out what gender they are?

    Thank u! (I’m new to the chicken world)
     

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  2. Chicka_deee

    Chicka_deee Songster

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    To me, they all look like pullets, but I may be wrong....

    They are so cute!
     
  3. elmoflim

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  4. Stacyoung13

    Stacyoung13 Crowing

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    8 weeks is way early for silkies, post again about 12 weeks. I can give you a guess, 50/50 chance of being right. Lol. 3 Pullets, 1 Cockerel. Post again at 12 weeks.
     
  5. bantamsrmyfav

    bantamsrmyfav Free Ranging

    OP the chick in the back in the last picture might be a cockerel.

    Elmo I think the one with the orange head is a cockerel
     
  6. Stacyoung13

    Stacyoung13 Crowing

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    Post at 12-14 weeks. Silkies are really hard to sex, sometimes not til they crow or lay. I can give you a 50/50 guess also. 3 Pullets and 1 Cockerel. Last pic, the one standing by the Splash on right, looking at her looks to be the cockerel. Again only guess post again.
     
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  7. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Hmmm? Cockerel will get a red comb early on. Mine are 8 weeks and I definitely know the Cockerel from the Pullets
     
  8. Stacyoung13

    Stacyoung13 Crowing

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    Not necessarily, I have Silkies with black combs. If I post pics of all my baby silkies, you’ll be able to tell me what sex they are? By 8 weeks?
     
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    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Don't get that way please..I definitely can sex mine. Mine crows now. At almost 10 weeks red comb.
     
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  10. Stacyoung13

    Stacyoung13 Crowing

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    No, I wasn’t trying to be mean!!! I was serious, if I post pics of my babies, will you be able to sex them. I have 9 that are about 6 weeks and 2 that are about 4 weeks. I’m sorry if I came off harsh, that was not my intention, I was trying to hurry and apparently didn’t watch my wording. Again I apologize. :hugs
     

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