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
    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

    May 29, 2009
    Sleepy Eye, MN
    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

    Aug 26, 2012
    Lisbon, ND
    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

    Apr 4, 2013
    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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