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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Casper417, Aug 30, 2014.
what is the best way of sexing 4 month old Silkie Chilkens?
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.
Male Silkies are usually a bit larger as well.
X2 on BantamLover21's above quote. Young Silkies are notoriously difficult to sex.
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?
From the picture your little one appears to be a hen. No comb growth that I can see.