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Silkie Genders?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bantychicken, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. bantychicken

    bantychicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I got two silkie baby's from my work about three weeks ago (They are three to four weeks old is my guess)
    [​IMG] this is the bigger one

    [​IMG] this is the smaller one

    I call the bigger one Fluff and the smaller one Cotton. Just as I typed that Fluff charged my Golden Sebright Bantam hen Pharoah
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    I'm really hoping I have two hens. Could anyone tell me more? I'll be happy to take more pictures if needed

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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    They're both too young to sex accurately, and I don't see any cockerel signs yet. Both males and females can exhibit fighting/charging behavior.
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    MUCH too young to determine gender. Silkies are one of the hardest breeds to determine before 4-5 mos. of age and sometimes NOT till they crow or lay eggs. At younger ages people can tell you whatever gender you want - it doesn't mean they will mature that way. Are these hatchery chicks?
     
  6. bantychicken

    bantychicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes they are. I work at Tractor Supply and we get chicks in in the spring time and that's where I got them from
     

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