Silkie Question......

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by steffpeck, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    Do females grow feathers in faster, longer than males or visa versa? I have 1 silkie chick who is 1 1/2 weeks old that his/her feathers are twice as long as my other two, all 3 are the same age. I was wondering if that was an indication of male or female
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2008
  2. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    bump.....
     
  3. yellowdragon

    yellowdragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Springville, Indiana
    silkies are the hardest to tell. the rules change all the time. I still don't know what my buff is. It doesn't lay eggs or crow or try to breed or get bred. some you can tell. about the feathers I don't know. I can tell for sure untill the feathers on the neck grow in full. They will be long. good luck
     
  4. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have never tried it but~~~ I heard that if you rub your finger across the comb and you feel a bump it is a roo. I had silkies I never heard of them until on here. The way I finally found out was they all started crowing LOL [​IMG] If they crowed they were took to the auction, if not then they got to stay here with me and be my broodies! [​IMG]
     

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