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Silkie's male or female

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by joelharper, Jan 8, 2016.

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  4. Rhodebar Lover

    Rhodebar Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are still young, but it appears that the first and second are cockerels. The last looks to be a pullet.
     
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    I have 4 silkies. These are the first silkies that I have owned. I have no clue how to tell the difference in male or female. They were shipped to me the Tuesday before thanksgiving. So they are prolly 6-7 weeks old. can someone help me out with it. Or are they still to young to tell
     
  7. Rhodebar Lover

    Rhodebar Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is extremely hard to sex Silkies. You often have to wait until they crow or lay an egg. Cockerels have larger combs and wattles, slicked back crests, and streamers. It is too early to tell the gender for sure, but you can look at the crests. The second white one looks to be a cockerel so far also.
     
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    That is what I had planned on all along. Just waiting for them to either crow or lay an egg. My wife is the one that picked them out and with is living in the city with close neighbors I would only buy hens. But she talked me into these so I guess that I will have to wait. I didn't realize that it would be this hard to tell them apart. Thanks for the help
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    if you want to be positive with silkies either buy point of lay pullets or laying hens.
     

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