Rooster

My guess… Rooster!  Sunkist is 8 weeks old and at the age where sex of a Silkie can sometimes be determined by the crest. I suspected this chick was a roo when he was only two weeks old. Only time will tell for sure…  but trust me, she’s a he!

BB Flock Sunkist 11-3-13

Labeled Diagram of Chicken Anatomy

Basic Anatomy

Diagram of a chicken 1

Silkie Chicks 5 Weeks Old

Girls? Well, I have my doubts. Silkies are a new breed for me, so I’m having to rely on those who can better identify the early characteristics of their gender. According to the Silkie forum on backyardchicken.com (the chicken bible,) there is good reason to question the accuracy of my female sexed chicks from My Pet Chicken.

I’ll wait and see, until then, I will enjoy watching them grow and try not to worry that I may not be able to keep them all. Buying sexed Silkie Bantams is a gamble, so I’m wondering…

Will I be Lucky?

BB Flock 5 wks Oct 2013 3