Silkie sexing

Ashleymichellew

In the Brooder
May 29, 2017
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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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JedJackson

Crossing the Road
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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
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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