Silkie Gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by David Lassiter, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. David Lassiter

    David Lassiter Just Hatched

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    Not sure how soon you can tell with silkies on the sex, but was wondering if anyone may be able to tell mine. It's about 6-7 weeks I believe. If the lady I bought from was accurate (she didn't seem to confident) lol. [​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]Thanks in advance!
     
  2. David Lassiter

    David Lassiter Just Hatched

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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Would like to see a photo of your silkie standing naturally in profile, and one face front with crest held back so it shows full extent of comb. Silkies are one of the most difficult breeds to sex before 4-5 mos. of age. sometimes not till they crow or lay.
     
  4. David Lassiter

    David Lassiter Just Hatched

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    I'll try to get one of the crest later
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks pullet-y for now, but it is too young to be sure, especially with Silkies.
     
  6. David Lassiter

    David Lassiter Just Hatched

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    That's what I'm hoping! It's been a great mother figure to the little EE I have, only one that hatched out of that batch. I tested them out to see how they'd do together with not high hopes because the silkie was so much older. But they get along great. If I pull the silkie out to hold, the chick will go nuts chirping until I put it back.

    I've got another 15 eggs that should be hatching next Tuesday, so whenever they hatch I'll move the silkie to my smaller pen inside the big coop/run to start to introduce it. Hopefully the little EE will be happy with the new friends, only about 2 weeks apart
     
  7. Bryam

    Bryam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hen for sure!!
     

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