Silkie sexing

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Ashleymichellew, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. Ashleymichellew

    Ashleymichellew In the Brooder

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    This is my first year raising silkies, and I've heard they are very hard to sex. I was wondering if anyone can tell or not if I have 1 cockerel and 1 hen? They are the same age. Their combs are coming in different, and their tail feathers and head feathers are different Also I'll post all pictures
     

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  2. RodNTN

    RodNTN Hatchaolic

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    They are much too young to tell, wait until they are 6 months to a year and we will probably be able to tell. Silkies are very hard to sex sometimes :)
     
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  3. JedJackson

    JedJackson Crossing the Road

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    Wait until at least 8 weeks, and even then it might not be possible. Hopefully it won't take a full six months. Watch the combs-- that will be your main indicator at this point.
     
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