sexing silkies

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  1. h4ppy-chris

    h4ppy-chris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how old do they have to be and what are the signs? and is this right! pure silkies have 5 toes?
     
  2. mrs b. bates farm

    mrs b. bates farm Out Of The Brooder

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    female wing have uneven feathers growing..makes have even... u have to sex them within the first few days
     
  3. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    If you miss sexing them properly within the first few day's (2), then you will have to wait a long time as they are notoriously hard to sex until they are way older.
     
  4. h4ppy-chris

    h4ppy-chris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] mine are 4 1/2 weeks
     
  5. bikerchic

    bikerchic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they have 5 toes. I have a couple odd balls with 6.
     
  6. h4ppy-chris

    h4ppy-chris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks bikerchic
    [​IMG] i have a pure white one i hope its a hen [​IMG]
     
  7. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Quote:Sorry to hear that............. now you will have to be one of those posters who ask's every month............ what gender are my silkies LOL. Those have to be the most posted threads ever. Oh well no biggy.
     
  8. h4ppy-chris

    h4ppy-chris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sorry to hear that............. now you will have to be one of those posters who ask's every month............ what gender are my silkies LOL. Those have to be the most posted threads ever. Oh well no biggy.

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    no not me al6517 i will just PM you every week [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] only joking [​IMG]
     
  9. bikerchic

    bikerchic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was always told you have to wait for a crow or a egg. I am still waiting on several of mine. I do see the rooster picking out nice tid bits for some of them, I hope he wouldn't do that for a roo!
     
  10. h4ppy-chris

    h4ppy-chris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "I was always told you have to wait for a crow or a egg"............
    yes i have have read that a lot just thought that they my be a silkie guRoo on here that knows different oh well [​IMG]
     

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