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Silkie chick sexing.. too early ?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by romeypw, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. romeypw

    romeypw New Egg

    Feb 16, 2017

    Hi guys!
    I have a little Silkie chick here that hatches on January 18th.
    I was wondering if it is possible to sex them now as I'm not allowed to keep him if he is a rooster so would love to know ASAP so I can find a nice home for him
    Is it too early to know?
    Thank you!
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. I understand that silkies are notoriously difficult to sex. I'd say, from what i have read, that it is far too early to give a sound gender ID. Posting a pic after 3-4 months on the gender ID forum - https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this should hopefully give you some idea. I'm sure that there must be a silkie thread (use the search box) and the breed experts there may be able to advise further.

    Good luck
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard! I agree with CTKen about posting the pic in the forum suggested. Best wishes and the inks for joining BYC!
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Would you please post a photo of chick facing forward so we can see size & extent of comb? Put "Silkie thread," in the searchbox and it will pop up.
  5. MissNutmeg

    MissNutmeg Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have read that male chicks wings are shorter then the hens, is that true?
  6. MissNutmeg

    MissNutmeg Chillin' With My Peeps

  7. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013

    Hope your Silkie turns out to be female so you can keep her!
  8. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under romeypw [​IMG] Welcome!

    Yep, I agree, definitely too early to tell on that little one. Very cute though!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  9. romeypw

    romeypw New Egg

    Feb 16, 2017
    Hi guys !
    Wow what a welcome- thank you! I look forward to learning lots about all your chickens and thank you for the help :)
  10. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hi there, and welcome to BYC! I am so glad you joined us, please make yourself at home here! I think you'll like it! :frow


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