Telling Silkies Apart?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by koakritters, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. koakritters

    koakritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, who has raised lots of silkies before? I've always been told that you can't tell male/female until they are much older, but I have 3 one month olds and I can definitely see a big difference between the male and the 2 females!!! He's bigger, stands taller, and has his little crest thing starting to grow, while the 2 females are smaller, stand more like hens, and their foreheads are flat.

    Am I just being hopeful that I can tell them apart? Or do I really have to wait until they are older to be able to tell...?
     
  2. jodiea60

    jodiea60 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first go round....I have silkes and frizzles....One little frizzle is already getting a little comb between its eyes...I have 2 silkies that are much bigger and have HUGE feet.....so we are taking bets!!! My chicks are almost 3 weeks
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    With some silkies it is obvious by that age, yes. But they can STILL fool you - it has happened to me!!
     
  4. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:If they have a large combs at 3 months, they are very likely roos. Some show quality roos don't develope much comb. If you really want to know, pictures are the way to go! [​IMG]
     

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