The results of buying sexed silkies from my pet chicken...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SilkieSanctuary, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. SilkieSanctuary

    SilkieSanctuary Out Of The Brooder

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    There is a lot of controversy about where or not you can sex silkies. Some people believe that buying sexed silkies from mypetchicken.com is a scam and a waste of money. In September I decided to take a gamble and purchase 5 female silkie chicks, and 2 female rhode island red chicks. They were hatched on September 7th, and I got seven happy, healthy chicks on September 8. Six months later they all made it and I am happy I ordered them. I will say that my order was not cheap at all, and I will not always get my silkies from there because of the lack of availability and the price ($13.17 per female chick!!!), but I love my girls!

    THE RESULTS!!!

    Silkies: 4 out of 5 were hens!

    Call it good luck if you want, but I don't think it's a scam. I have never got a batch of silkies with this good of odds.


    Rhode Island Reds: both of them are hens and are laying eggs!

    I did expect them to be hens because they are standards.

    **If you have ever ordered sexed bantams from my pet chicken I would love to hear the results.**
     
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    I have ordered multiple batches of sexed bantams from My Pet Chicken. The silkies were all correctly sexed. Last year's frizzled cochins were all hens as they were supposed to be.

    I have another batch of cochins coming this spring. 2 years ago I ordered straight run bantam mottled cochins and got 3 roosters and a single hen, not what I wanted but I though I would save money and order straight run.

    To me it's definitely worth the money to have them sexed. I only order from My Pet Chicken, and every bird has been correctly sexed, not even one was wrong. I probably just jinxed myself now.[​IMG]

    I did have one mistake made by them. I received a blue copper Maran instead of a blue Cochin hen, which ended up being a good mistake.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    sounds like they have a clairvoyant chick sexer working there - no wonder they cost so much
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    To me in the scheme of life and where else my money ends up going, a few extra bucks to get my bantam chicks sexed so I don't have to have my husband strangle and eat all the adorable roosters is worth it. Actually I end up keeping most of the roosters and I'm running out of room for them, so I pay a bit extra to get what I want.
     
  5. SilkieSanctuary

    SilkieSanctuary Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes that is what I thought them I got them. I wonder if the price eventually evens out because you don't have to feed roosters just to get rid of them. How is silkie meat btw? I have not tried silkie meat yet, does it taste like normal chicken meat? It would be kinda weird eating blue chicken. [​IMG]
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    I understand its a prized delicacy in some countries in SE Asia (and maybe China, can't remember).
     
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  7. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    We have never actually butchered a silkie, and I don't eat meat, but I assume it would be creepy.
     
  8. Keeber

    Keeber Out Of The Brooder

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    I can't imagine thinking about killing and eating my silkie. She's the only one of mine that ever gets broody.
     

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