silkies difference

Discussion in 'Breeds & Genetics' started by grgfishkeeper, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. grgfishkeeper

    grgfishkeeper New Member

    I know a lot of you have silkies I was just wondering how you tell them apart from roo to pullet
  2. piglett

    piglett Senior Member

    the boys crow & the girls tend to lay more eggs

    sorry i just had to :))))))))

  3. fuzziebutt

    fuzziebutt Flocker

    At what age? If you want to tell the sex at hatch, if it has a depression on it's head where a comb would be, it is a roo. If it has either a smooth head, or a thickening where the comb would be, it is a pullet. This sounds crazy, but I have done it alot on mine, and it worked each time! If they are older than just a few weeks old, then you're outta luck. You can start looking for spur buds.
  4. blondie

    blondie New Member

    It really seems to be difficult to sex these guys at an early age. I spend so much time with my chicks that I have a fair accuracy rate from observing their behavior, interaction with other chicks and the way they carry themselves and react to various situations. The young chicks that I predict to be roos usually are but then there are always a couple that I just can't figure out until they crow or lay an egg. Good luck with yours!