Sexing silkies?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by djennings, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. djennings

    djennings Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 10, 2011
    Sabine Pass, TX.
    Does anyone know how to sex a silkie? [​IMG]
  2. 4acresNachick

    4acresNachick Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 17, 2011
    I'm glad you posted this questions as I have a blue silkie that is 7wks old tomorrow and I still don't know what sex he/she is? I have two slightly older white silkies that I'm told are pullets so I have my figures crossed my little blue si the same. I've looked at pictures of other peoples silkies but I would like some help as well. Thanks!
  3. neVar

    neVar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2011
    Dundurn, Sask
    If you do a search there's a few threads with ideas on how to do it- from what i gather the thoughts are this:

    1- you can't tell until it either lays an egg, or crows

    2- you can tell and ways to tell are:
    -as the comb starts- the boys have a 'bump' the girls down
    -if you pull the first and third toe together under the middle toe and the aren't the same length it's a rooster (i think that's how it goes)
    - shape of their head feathers
    -you can't tell until it crows or lays an egg LOL

    unfortunatly everone is telling me my runty pippa is most likely a Piper *sigh*

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