when can you tell...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by silkiemother, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. silkiemother

    silkiemother Songster

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    when can you tell if a chick is going to be a roo or a hen? I have two silkie chicks and one is a day older that the other and they are almost 2 month old. I can get pics when I get home if needed
     
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    Post pictures please..:frow
     
  3. silkiemother

    silkiemother Songster

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    okay, lets see if they will hold still for me... it may be a while, I won't be home for a couple of hours but I will post when I can
     
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  4. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    Post the pics, but silkies are amongst the hardest to sex.
     
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    silkiemother Songster

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    how come silkies are harder to sex?
     
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    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    Because of the silkie feathers, instead of the standard smooth feathers, they don't look the same, so male feathers are harder to distinguish. Also, unless you have a cockerel who grows an exceptionally large comb early, that doesn't work as a way to tell either.
     
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  7. silkiemother

    silkiemother Songster

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    ohhhhhh
     
  8. MandaH

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    Silkies are definitely one of the hardest but I look forward to seeing your pictures :) Silkies are one of my favorite breeds
     
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  9. silkiemother

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    Here you go
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  10. ChickNanny13

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    At this point, I'd say you have a pair, however they really are too young to tell. I never ever owned a Silkie although I've raised chicks for 8wks for a breeder. I watch the head feathering and their comb. Repost pic in another month, when their head/comb feathers are filled in.
     
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