In the Brooder
- Sep 5, 2015
Thoughts on sex?
I pay more attention to combs than crests. Sometimes skimpy crests etc, are the result of hatchery breeding. Four to five months is better for serious gender attempts, tho sometimes you won't know for sure until they crow or lay eggs.
Would like to see the combs on them next time you post photos.
Look at the feathers on the chick's head. Males tend to have feathers that stand upright and curve towards the back, while the female head feathers tend to form in a rounded feather puff.Hers a direct quote from the silkie sexing thread