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I’m not sure if this works for other breeds as well but it sure does work for silkies! I learned this from a silkie breeder and figured I’d spread the knowledge.
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If you couldn’t tell yet, the darker bird is a rooster, and the lighter is a hen.

As with all non-clinical sexing methods, it is not 100% accurate, but it’s has always worked for me. This method can also be used for older silkies.
 

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Babies are now 12 weeks old and the darker little chick is still showing signs of being a rooster. He’s much bigger than the lighter one, he has a bigger comb, and he has long legs. His head feathers are also a lot less ball-shaped than the lighter one.

I will update again when I know for certain.
 
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