Silkie Sexing...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chick1043, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    I have a Blue Silkie Bantam that's 5 weeks and 3 days. My question is how old do they have to be to determine sex? I'm hoping it's a girl, but something is telling my a boy. S/hes kinda noisy and loves turning her/his brooder into a dust bath. Not too noisy but stands kinda tall..Has a very very tiny comb....If s/hes not too young ill post pics. Thanks:)
     
  2. Animol

    Animol Out Of The Brooder

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    Nov 8, 2012
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    Check his/her wattles if they're quite clearly visible it's def a boy, if they're hardly visible then it's a girl - thats how I sex my bantams anyway. I don't have silkies but I have polands, phoenix and sebright, and find that they tend to start showing their wattles at four weeks old then the comb takes alot longer to develop. If it has a more outgoing personality then its probally a boy.
     
  3. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    Thanks!:)
     

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