Silkie Experts

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tiki244, May 23, 2008.

  1. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    If I take pics of my 4 week old silkies can you tell me if they are boys or girls? It will take me a long time(hours) to get them posted so I dont want to unless it is possible to tell. thanks
     
  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    I'm most certainly not a Silkie expert (or any chicken expert for that matter) but I've heard many times that you cannot tell that young whether a Silkie is male or female.

    I know someone here will correct me if I'm wrong on that.
     
  3. ChickNLittle

    ChickNLittle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is very hard to tell if silkie babies are roos/hens until they are older, however, I have heard that the silkie roo tend to have there fur sorta slicked back, whereas the hens have their hair sorta wild (like an afro I guess). Dont' know how true this is but I am raising silkies now and it seems to be true. [​IMG] So look at the fur on the there heads where the comb should be.
     
  4. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no expert but, I have had a few & you can't tell till they lay an egg or crows!
     
  5. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

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    I agree with the other peeps. I have some silkies in the bator, and know I am in for it when trying to decide which are hens or roos!
     
  6. ChickyPooh

    ChickyPooh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    CNL is right about the feathers on the head and your usually cant tell if its a roo or a hen until they're older and it easier for me to tell if they're non-bearded.
     

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