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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mommakurk, Jan 19, 2016.
What age can you start to guess or look for signs of sex on silkies/sizzles?
Some are obviously males at just a few weeks old, with huge combs. Partridge and buff colors may have a darker shade of red/gold on the shoulders/wings. Some keep you guessing until they start crowing, which might not happen until 8 months or so.
Silkies can be very difficult.
Thanks so much I heard they are very hard to sex.. Can they act a certain way that can give it away?
If comb development doesn't give them away by 3 months old, you'll have to wait for the adolescent cockerel behaviors. Those include crowing, fighting intensely with other suspected/known males, dancing and trying to mount females.
X2 on both of junebuggena's posts.
Agree with Junebuggena
Do females & males have different personality
Not really. But kind of. My Silkie roosters are very mellow. Silkie roosters will also get streamers, which are longer feathers that stick out on the back of (and sometimes all over) their crests. Females don't get streamers giving their crest a nice, even round look.
Awesome thanks, didnt know about the streamers.. All three are very different.
Boomerang is verrry chill & our lil love bug! My son just carries him around the house an pretty quite.