Silkie sexing.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Leah567, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I can sex silkies 4 weeks and up. Post pics here.
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Could you explain how you sex them? Four weeks is really young to be able to sex a breed like the Silkie.
     
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  3. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I can tell by the puffy hair on their head. Males hair is more swept back while the females hangs in there face. Also, the females when they stand they stand in a squatting position while the males stand up straight.
     
  4. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    Sexing by the tuft of hair on their heads isn't accurate. I had two silkie hens with rooster feathering.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    That is just going to confuse people who don't know the breed. Silkies are extremely difficult to sex before 4-5 mos. of age, and sometimes not till they crow or lay.
     
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  6. MrsChicky55

    MrsChicky55 Just Hatched

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    This is my 12 week old silkie Fluffy. I know it's still early, but I IMG_9093.JPG IMG_9094.JPG IMG_9093.JPG IMG_9094.JPG IMG_9096.JPG wondered if you could hazard a guess as to the sex
     

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