Silkies

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by batchhatchin, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. batchhatchin

    batchhatchin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got some 3 month old chicks and I have no idea how to sex them with all the feathers. How big do they get and what's the first thing to look for to sex them?
     
  2. K Spot

    K Spot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you could post pics, that would help [​IMG]
     
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  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    In general, males will develop larger, redder combs faster. At this age, if some of the chicks have large red combs, they're likeley males. As your chicks get even older (around 16-18 weeks), the males should have developed pointy saddle (lower back) feathers and pointy neck feathers.
     
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  5. batchhatchin

    batchhatchin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]chick #1
     
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    batchhatchin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]chick #2
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm thinking pullets on both Silkies. However, Silkies are very had to tell on, and you often can't be sure until they crow or lay an egg.
     
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  9. batchhatchin

    batchhatchin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I thought probably pullets too just never know on a bird like this.
     

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