I have a little silkie that was given to me. I was told it is a pullet, but i am beginning to wonder. It is black but has developed a brown collar. Do you think that could mean it is a roo or just poor breeding? I like the little chicken and it will remain a pet no matter what. I will go out later and see if i can see any of the spiky feathers in the topknot. I hadnt noticed that before but i wasnt looking for it. Sorry i have no photos.
I.meant to add that it is at least six months old, maybe older.
It a little hard to say without a pic, but depending on parentage , it could just be ' leakage ' . At 6 months it should be crowing , if it's a cockerel.
Post a picture of him/her
A silkie hen or roo shouldn't have
Any brown on them at all.
I would say it's poor breeding.
Post a picture and we will let you know
If it's a hen or roo
Actually when i went out to feed them earlier i witnessed some extremely unhenlike behavior. I am disappointed as i wanted a hen, but looking on the bright side i may get a sizzle or two from the deal. Since it was my little frizzle lady that he was cavorting with.
Be kind to one another Broodies and roosters and chicks, oh my!