silkies and sexing

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickenreyna, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. chickenreyna

    chickenreyna Songster

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    I'm new to the breed i have three little ones I've had for about two weeks..so cute. I've heard sexing them is very difficult..

    Any input on sexing, when they mature and about the breed in general would be very much appreciated

    Thanks :)
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender

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    Generally you have to wait a few months, sometimes you don't know with some until they lay an egg or crow. In general boys will develop combs younger, and they get streamers on their crests, longer feathers that come off the back of the crests. Sometimes you can tell by behaviors too.
     
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  3. chickenreyna

    chickenreyna Songster

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    Thank you for replying. This may sound dumb, but how do i tell a.. Bearded from nonbearded?
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender

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    Bearded will have cheek muffs. They also can be harder to sex.
     

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