BackYard Chickens. Most Liked Posts. Dec 14, Post 1 of I really think we need a thread describing key factors that are used to foretell the sex of their silkies. I know there is a thread for sexing EE's, but have yet to find one describing the difference between one of the hardest to sex breeds..
Sexing your Silkies (PICTURES AND TIPS - Updated July-5-12)
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And often those end up being males. When it comes to choosing chicks, I like to pick out my own. So I ask if I can just come behind the barricade and pick out my own from the brooder bins. It can be difficult to sex any chicken breed at a young age, but Silkies, in particular, are even more of a challenge because they mature slower than other breeds.
Without a doubt, the most frequently asked question about Silkies is "How do you tell the girls from the boys? One answer by experienced breeders is that Silkie cockerels crow and Silkie pullets lay eggs. However, if you are hoping to figure out the gender of your Silkies prior to maturity at 8 or 9 months of age, there are a few little tricks that will help. Here are a few suggestions for trying to figure out who is what. The Comb: Usually, a male will have a larger comb than a female.
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