Whats the easiest and best way to sex silkies?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by silky_3699, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. silky_3699

    silky_3699 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so silkies can be hard to sex, but whats the easiet way?
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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  3. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wait till they crow or lay an egg
     
  4. silky_3699

    silky_3699 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:is it possible before that?
     
  5. Christie Loves Silkies

    Christie Loves Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:is it possible before that?

    sometimes but its really hard
     
  6. silky_3699

    silky_3699 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:is it possible before that?

    sometimes but its really hard

    i will just have to wait [​IMG]
     
  7. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:sometimes but its really hard

    i will just have to wait [​IMG]

    male usuly start get combs sooner then female post some pic may be we can help
     
  8. silky_3699

    silky_3699 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i will just have to wait [​IMG]

    male usuly start get combs sooner then female post some pic may be we can help

    ohhr. i wont be able to do that just yet. tomorrow will be the only time. i will get one then.
     
  9. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    I look at the cartilege around their nostrils. Even on hatch day, some have cartilege nearly twice the size of the smaller ones. Those usually turn out to be roos. Same in most breeds. Does not always work on EE's and Ameraucanas though.
     
  10. silky_3699

    silky_3699 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks for that![​IMG]
     

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