what age is a silkie full grown?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sydney13, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
    Massachusetts
    i was wondering what age is a silkie full grown? is it 2 months or maybe 3?
     
  2. destiny_56085

    destiny_56085 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not even close. Pullets generally mature around 8-10 months and cockerels about 10-12 months. They hit their first real adult set of feathers about 3 months and generally go through another molt at about 6-8 months. Sometimes you will see pullets lay as early as 6 months. Generally the better quality you are dealing with, the longer you have to wait.
     
  3. samahoga1989

    samahoga1989 New Egg

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    Thank-you for the information Destiny! We have a little calico splash pullet... She has brown and black splashes and is oh, three months old abouts. I was hoping she would start to lay at six months, but now can appreciate if it takes longer!
     
  4. kendradillon

    kendradillon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is Bird hes 4 months old now. he was crowing at 2 months! I wish he was done growing hes the perfect size! but hes still growing and filling out

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