bradybrady09

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Mar 19, 2009
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well first of all this is a great site second of all how do i tell if my 5 month old white silkies are roos or pullets? i just cant tell and havent been able to get any answers anyone??
 

VettekLisa

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11 Years
Oct 18, 2008
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If you have pictures and post them, you can get some idea from the
resident silkie experts.
Now saying that, I could usually tell by 4 months on most of mine.
They had the streamers coming out of the back of their crest,
plus my little roos started crowing at 13 weeks!
On some birds, it is hard to tell and it will take them crowing or
laying an egg to be sure.
 

Hangin Wit My Peeps

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Apr 20, 2008
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It was really hard to tell on mine too. The roos will have more of a bumby comb and the girls will have more of a smooth one. But that's not always the case with ALL silkies. I thought one of mine may be a roo and then she laid an egg
She had more bumps on her comb then my other one did so I just figured it was a roo. Good luck!
 

TXmom

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Dec 3, 2008
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I have 2 Silkies that are 8 weeks old...one is much bigger than the other one so I THINK that one is a roo. It was also a little slower to feather out than the smaller one, but now is poofier. It'll probably surprise me by laying an egg
I guess only time will tell...
 

Teresaann24

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Jul 29, 2008
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Its very hard to sex silkies. The better the quality the harder it is to sex them. Can you post pictures?

I have some I couldnt tell till they was almost a year old.

I have some I could tell from 6 weeks.
 

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