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Home Learning Center Article Archive Management Poultry Silkies: Telling the Pullets from the Cockerels
Silkies: Telling the Pullets from the Cockerels
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By Inga Ladd

Without a doubt, the most frequently asked question about Silkies is "How do you tell the girls from the boys?" Sexing Silkies just takes practice, patience and a sense of humor! 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.

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