sexing Silkies.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Casper417, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. Casper417

    Casper417 Out Of The Brooder

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    what is the best way of sexing 4 month old Silkie Chilkens?
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    At 4 months, some cockerel traits to look for in Silkies are streamers coming from the crest, a wider/larger comb, upright stance, and the beginning of wattles. Some may also crow at this point. In contrast, pullets won't have streamers, will have small/narrow combs, will have a more squat appearance, and will have rounder crests. Silkies are a very difficult breed to sex, though, so gender guesses at this age could be wrong.

    If you post some photos of your Silkies, I and other BYCers should be able to help you sex them.[​IMG]
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.

    Male Silkies are usually a bit larger as well.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on BantamLover21's above quote. Young Silkies are notoriously difficult to sex.
     
  5. only1bgirl

    only1bgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Almost two months old Liberty needs (hopefully her) crest put up out of her eyes.
    At what age can a person really tell sex with these birds?
     
  6. Chicksahoyfarm

    Chicksahoyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From the picture your little one appears to be a hen. No comb growth that I can see.
     
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