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Silkie Hen or Rooster?

post #1 of 14
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Hello!

 

I bought this chicken from a local breeder and he said that the chicken was a hen but it was also hard to tell. It is a silkie chicken about 22 weeks old. Hen or rooster?

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I'm Frostee, proud owner of 2 adorable little silkies!

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I'm Frostee, proud owner of 2 adorable little silkies!

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post #2 of 14

You'll have to take her back then and get a rooster....  big_smile.png

post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 

Aww really? How can you tell?

I'm Frostee, proud owner of 2 adorable little silkies!

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I'm Frostee, proud owner of 2 adorable little silkies!

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post #4 of 14

i dont see any streamers and there is barly any comb plus the creast is nice and round...i would say pullet

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post #5 of 14

I would have traded you MY silkie roo!  We raised 4 silkies, wanting hens and they were ALL roosters that had to be re-homed.  We loved our blue silkie, Storm (in the picture with his new mate Snowball).  By the way, yours is very pretty....and who knows, 'she' may still crow!  Silkies are difficult to tell.

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Wife to 1 wonderful husband, homeschooling mom to 1 super son

 

Chickens: 1 RIR named Rhodie, 1 BO named Buffy, 1 PBR named Rocky!  2 EE named Angel and Ebony, 1 Welsummer named Ginger and 2 Golden Comets.

 

6 silkies named: Mysty Blue, Leo Pierre, Cinnamuffin, Cloud, Shadow and Icelynn

14 chicks in the brooder consisting of 3 Welsummers, 3 Barred Rocks, 2 Americanas and 6 d'Anvers

And...

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Wife to 1 wonderful husband, homeschooling mom to 1 super son

 

Chickens: 1 RIR named Rhodie, 1 BO named Buffy, 1 PBR named Rocky!  2 EE named Angel and Ebony, 1 Welsummer named Ginger and 2 Golden Comets.

 

6 silkies named: Mysty Blue, Leo Pierre, Cinnamuffin, Cloud, Shadow and Icelynn

14 chicks in the brooder consisting of 3 Welsummers, 3 Barred Rocks, 2 Americanas and 6 d'Anvers

And...

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post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 

That Storm is a very fluffy chicken big_smile.png. Seems that we must 'ave 2 hens then. Thanks all!

I'm Frostee, proud owner of 2 adorable little silkies!

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I'm Frostee, proud owner of 2 adorable little silkies!

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post #7 of 14

If I were you, I would keep both of your "hens" even though you wanted a rooster.  You can often obtain free silkie roosters on CraigsList because many people can't have roosters where they live or they just have too many roos.  When you get your rooster, I promise, he won't mind having 2 "girls"!!!!!!!!!!! yippiechickie.gif

Wife to 1 wonderful husband, homeschooling mom to 1 super son

 

Chickens: 1 RIR named Rhodie, 1 BO named Buffy, 1 PBR named Rocky!  2 EE named Angel and Ebony, 1 Welsummer named Ginger and 2 Golden Comets.

 

6 silkies named: Mysty Blue, Leo Pierre, Cinnamuffin, Cloud, Shadow and Icelynn

14 chicks in the brooder consisting of 3 Welsummers, 3 Barred Rocks, 2 Americanas and 6 d'Anvers

And...

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Wife to 1 wonderful husband, homeschooling mom to 1 super son

 

Chickens: 1 RIR named Rhodie, 1 BO named Buffy, 1 PBR named Rocky!  2 EE named Angel and Ebony, 1 Welsummer named Ginger and 2 Golden Comets.

 

6 silkies named: Mysty Blue, Leo Pierre, Cinnamuffin, Cloud, Shadow and Icelynn

14 chicks in the brooder consisting of 3 Welsummers, 3 Barred Rocks, 2 Americanas and 6 d'Anvers

And...

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post #8 of 14

If you were here in the states I'd buy her from ya... I've been wanting a Silkie hen for a LONG  time!

~Heather

 

 
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~Heather

 

 
"Music is what makes me dream... It's what makes me desire something..."

 

The Mesh Warrior   Her Passion for Poultry    Pinterest    Larksong Photography  

Instagram @rain__dancer

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post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by hdowden View Post

i dont see any streamers and there is barly any comb plus the creast is nice and round...i would say pullet

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Twin Oaks Ranch Silkies     I can't believe those little Silkies grabbed my heart!  
I have a wonderful DH who's a silkie enabler!
  Member of American Silkie Bantam Club!

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Twin Oaks Ranch Silkies     I can't believe those little Silkies grabbed my heart!  
I have a wonderful DH who's a silkie enabler!
  Member of American Silkie Bantam Club!

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post #10 of 14

Sorry I didnt get back to you sooner. Its a hen. If your looking for a rooster then there will be streamers coming from the hat and roosters hats are usually not as full as a hens.

Im wife to a Professional Commercial Driver. I am a mother to an ever entertaining teenager, White Silkie 4 hens and a roo, BBS Silkies 2 splash hens, 1 light blue hen, 1 dark blue roo, 2 Sizzle hens 1 mottled 1 black, 5 crested fawn and white Indian runners and 1 odd ball black IR duck, 3 pens of mixed yard birds, and one spoiled rotten Pek.

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Im wife to a Professional Commercial Driver. I am a mother to an ever entertaining teenager, White Silkie 4 hens and a roo, BBS Silkies 2 splash hens, 1 light blue hen, 1 dark blue roo, 2 Sizzle hens 1 mottled 1 black, 5 crested fawn and white Indian runners and 1 odd ball black IR duck, 3 pens of mixed yard birds, and one spoiled rotten Pek.

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