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. Ashleymichellew

    Ashleymichellew In the Brooder

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    Tail feathers
    1st bird is the bird on the left from original picture
    2nd bird is the bird on the right in the orginl picture
     

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  3. Ashleymichellew

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    This is the bird from the original post picture on the left the feathers on the top are different
     

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  4. Ashleymichellew

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    The head feathers on the bird on right from the original post picture
     

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  5. Ashleymichellew

    Ashleymichellew In the Brooder

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    Comb on the bird on the right from the original post
     

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  6. Silkie Mamma

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    there really isn't a way to tell until they are older.
     
  7. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    Please post pics in natural daylight without flash, when they are 12 weeks old. Post full body, crest, and comb with crest pulled back.
     
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    If 12 weeks doesn't work, try 4-5 mos. Silkies are very difficult to sex early unless some precocious cockerel decides to crow.
     

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