Silkie sexing

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

  1. Ashleymichellew

    Ashleymichellew In the Brooder

    May 29, 2017
    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

    May 22, 2013
    The Volunteer State
    My Coop
    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

    Jul 6, 2016
    NW Washington state
    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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