When can you determine gender in a Silkie?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Mesa, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. Mesa

    Mesa Songster

    Nov 21, 2008
    New Mexico
    I have a silkie that is 10 weeks old, I am curious as to what gender he/she is so I can name the poor chick. I'll post pics if it's possible to tell the difference already.
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2009

  2. jossanne

    jossanne Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    Sometimes it's possible to tell the gender that early. I've read on here that it's easier to sex them early if they're hatchery babies than breeder babies with extreme poofs.

    I'd sure like to see a picture. I'm trying to learn all I can about sexing silkies, cuz I'm a new silkie mama myself!

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