sexing silkies

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by yotetrapper, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Songster

    May 3, 2007
    North Central MS
    i bought two silkies seperately. The person i bought the first one from said was a hen. The person i got second one from said was a rooster. But i can't tell any difference. How can you tell?


  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    Silkies are very slow to mature. Often times, you can't tell if it's a hen or roo until it crows or lays an egg. Post a picture and maybe one of us will have an idea, but trust me... It's very tough to tell with them.
  3. New chicken family

    New chicken family In the Brooder

    May 6, 2007
    Madison WI
    I hope it's earlier than that!
    We have a Silkie - unsexed! I hope we can tell before it's too long. This is my daughters bird and she lost 2 buff orps this spring and losing this one would be tough!
    I was told that males get longer feathers on their head and tail.......
    I will post a pic also!

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