Sexing silkies?

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

  1. djennings

    djennings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know how to sex a silkie? [​IMG]
     
  2. 4acresNachick

    4acresNachick Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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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