Silkie Sexing

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tw8man, May 29, 2016.

  1. tw8man

    tw8man Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been trying to get help on sexing my silkies, but I have had no luck... Any help would be greatly appreciated. Also, please excuse my crazy friends taking pictures with my chickens![​IMG]

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    Bella
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    Sandy (splash) and Pete (lavender)
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    Sandy (splash on left), Pete (lavender), Bella (splash in middle), and Danny (blue)
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    Thanks!
     
  2. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    I can be of no help but just wanted to say who wouldn't want their picture taken with those gorgeous birds of yours?! They are so pretty.

    How old are they? That's important info when trying to sex young ones. I know silkies can be tricky.
     
  3. tw8man

    tw8man Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much! They are our new addition to our silkie breeding project, but I still don't know how to sex them[​IMG] They are around 13 weeks old.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Silkies are so difficult to sex, so I would recommend reposting pics in another month or so.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    very hard to sex silkies before 4-5 mos. of age and sometimes not till they crow or lay
     
  6. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    Not good with Silkies but I've read, the head feathering (round = pullets, tall = cockerels) & the comb development. Need pictures of their combs too.
     

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