Silkie sexing

Ashleymichellew

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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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Ashleymichellew

In the Brooder
May 29, 2017
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6
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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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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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