Smallest silkie boy or girl??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kfisher123, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. kfisher123

    kfisher123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    105
    11
    119
    Jun 11, 2011
    Verona Wisconsin
    We have 5 6-week old silkie chicks, one of them is smaller, tamer and more curious than all the others so naturally he/she is our favorite but we're nervous that he/she might end up being a roo and we'll have to get rid of him/her. Is the difference between him/her and the others a sign of what sex he/she will be? I'd appreciate anyone's thoughts on this!
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Bengalcats1

    Bengalcats1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    308
    1
    101
    Apr 29, 2011
    I have the teaniest tiny silkie myself and am not sure what he/she is either, I am SO hoping mine is a girl. Just never really grew much and it is as cute as a button....it is hard to tell silkies sex for quite a while, at least for me it is
     
  3. Bengalcats1

    Bengalcats1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    308
    1
    101
    Apr 29, 2011
    Try and post a pic of him/her
     
  4. Lovable Chicks

    Lovable Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    273
    4
    111
    Jun 23, 2010
    We thought our smallest silkie was a girl cus was so small but guess what...its a roo.
     
  5. kfisher123

    kfisher123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    105
    11
    119
    Jun 11, 2011
    Verona Wisconsin
    Here he/she is!!! Taken about a week ago. Love the 'hairdo'! [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  6. tiffanyhurd

    tiffanyhurd Out Of The Brooder

    49
    0
    32
    Jul 19, 2011
    Ok, I was told today when we got our first silkie that you can tell by looking at the wings. Spread out their wing and if the flight feathers are longer than the others then it is a roo, if they are the same size then it is a female. Not sure how accurate that is, I am hopeing so because they told me mine was a female by doing that!! Hope that helps some!!

    So CUTE!! Love the hair do!!
     
  7. sadies chicks

    sadies chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    727
    5
    121
    Apr 19, 2011
    Northwest
    My teeniest turned out to be a roo....I was bummed [​IMG]
     
  8. rilly10

    rilly10 Clover Field Farm

    May 18, 2010
    Pottstown, PA
    Wing feather sexing is not accurate with silkies. It also has to be done as a day old (in breeds bred for it). The only way to tell with a silkie for sure is if it crows or lay an egg. That chick is way too young. MOst breeders tan take pretty accurate guesses at around 3-6 months. I would let the cutie grow up and post it it 3+ months on here! Good luck it is cute!
     
  9. kfisher123

    kfisher123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    105
    11
    119
    Jun 11, 2011
    Verona Wisconsin
    Thanks everyone....Looks like we just have to be patient and enjoy this time with all of them before we may have to send them to a local farm that will take a rooster or two. Hopefully, at least a couple will be hens!
     
  10. KiraCookie

    KiraCookie Out Of The Brooder

    44
    0
    22
    Jul 20, 2011
    Maine
    Awh it is so cute. My baby chick is like that and it is the smallest one, we son't know if its a roo or a hen. Hoping its a hen, cuz we will have to sell it if its not. [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by