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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chris383, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. Chris383

    Chris383 In the Brooder

    Sep 5, 2015


    So what do you guys think. These guys should be around 7 weeks old. . Maybe 8 weeks. I've never had silkies before and they are my only two so I've got nothing to compare to.

  2. nchls school

    nchls school Songster

    Apr 22, 2015
    Silkies are hard to sex accurately until they are older; 4-5 months. At this age, I do not think they can be visually sexed.
  3. PoultryQueen101

    PoultryQueen101 Songster

    Jul 14, 2014
    Middle-East Ohio
    Both look like boys.

    Silkies are not as everyone says. The thing is that when you breed them, especially those of good quality, it seems so easy to sex the hatchery quality ones like this.

    Both of these birds have flat to no vault and laid back tiny narrow crests. The second one has a wide pink comb that will start to grow and at that point, its surely a rooster. I think I see streamers trying to pop out.

    As for the first one, the comb is thick and wide. It may be darker, but is already showing signs it Will bulge.

    However, the norm will go on. Can't be 100% sure until they fill out more. I am more certain about the smaller onr, but the white could possibly be a fast growing girl. She is pretty short and ball shaped.
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2015
  4. Chris383

    Chris383 In the Brooder

    Sep 5, 2015
    **** it! Lol I did not want to have 3 roosters. Hopefully at least one is a hen
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    No one wants a lot of roosters. Unfortunately tho to be certain of sex silkies should be bought at point of lay, or as laying hens. Never buy silkies from someone who says they can quarantee sex as day olds or even a few weeks.

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