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Is my bantam silkie a roo or hen?

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Our local feed store always has roosters and we ended up taking 2 bantams home.  The one bantam is definitely a rooster- and doing great with our hens.  The other, a black silkie, has never shown any rooster traits and I'm wondering if he is really a she.  Reasons: we have 15 hens and twice I have collected 16 eggs.  One of the eggs is exceptionally small-  could one of the chickens lay 2 eggs a day or is it from my silkie "rooster"?  Also, I have noticed the rooster mounting the silkie a few times- at first i thought it was a dominance thing and since the silkie is so quiet and submissive I assumed it was just that.   He/she is very quiet, never a peep (no pun intended ;) ) always just going with the flow.  Thanks!

 

 

 

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Anyone???
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Can't see good on my cell and I'm not good at guessing but if the comb is as big as it looks to my I'd guess roo. How old is he?
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Thanks for the reply- we've had him about a month and I suspect he was about 4-5 months then.  Not really sure, though.  

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Well hopefully someone with more experience will answer soon. Please don't take my answer as fact. I'm still learning myself. Pretty silkie though
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