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
  3. yellowdragon

    yellowdragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    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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