Silkies when and how to tell apart

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pamperedpoultry, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. pamperedpoultry

    pamperedpoultry CHICKENFIED

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    I have a few silkies from 2 to almost 4 months old. I've never had silkies just got into them. How and when can you start telling the pullets from the roo's I think I know but wanted to make sure.
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    8-10 months is most common for reliably identifying gender. Can be a bit earlier or even later.
     
  3. pamperedpoultry

    pamperedpoultry CHICKENFIED

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    Quote:wow so I might as well plan on makeing them a big pen and hangin on to them for awhile..
     
  4. LuLuBelle

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    We have two silkies, I think one is a roo and one is a pullet, but my husband thinks they are both boys... I guess time will tell...
     

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