Silky sexing

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Shelley Lee, May 26, 2016.

  1. Shelley Lee

    Shelley Lee New Egg

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    I am a new member and am having trouble sexing my Silkies. Any help would be appreciated! [​IMG]
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Ah yes. Silkies are one of the hardest breeds to sex, unfortunately. How old are yours? From the pic, the bird's comb is cut off so I can't quite see it, but I don't see anything else screaming rooster at the moment. You might want to post more pics here for more advice and input.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this
    Good luck and, again, welcome![​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2016
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already from Mountain Peeps so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
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  4. Shelley Lee

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  5. Shelley Lee

    Shelley Lee New Egg

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    Mine are 2 months old now. They are my favorite!
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Usually they cannot be sexed with accuracy before 4-5 mos. of age. and sometimes not till they crow or lay eggs. Even breeders have trouble figuring out who is who.
     

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