23 week old silkie-- roo or pellet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mochic, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. mochic

    mochic Out Of The Brooder

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    I knew pretty early most of my silkie's gender but this one has me guessing. Maturing late maybe? I have not heard it crow or lay an egg
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  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    He sure has a cockerel stance. But at that age surely he would have crowed? I am not sure.
     
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  3. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    i'm not sure on this one it really could go either way. And sometimes they wont crow until they are 10 months old! With silkies you pretty much have to wait for a crow or egg to be sure
     
  4. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    x2 and the coloring is very rooster like, though I'm not sure the comb makes me think of a pullet.
     
  5. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    Wait a minute!!! the title said 23 months! i really need to pay more attention. Was that a typo? I do not raise silkies but at that age you show have a crow or an egg plain and simple
     
  6. mochic

    mochic Out Of The Brooder

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    OH my--- TYPO--- 23 weeks-- gee.... sorry!
     
  7. Silkie Girl

    Silkie Girl Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm leaning towards hen. He does't have any streamers, but it is hard to tell at that age.
     
  8. danni c

    danni c Out Of The Brooder

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    Silkie cockerels usually have spurs females don't
     
  9. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    Ok, I was about to freak out. 2 years and no crow and no egg! I am still going with what I had before i thouhgt it was 23 monthd
     
  10. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    females can get spurs, trust me Ihave had ones with spurs. But even males dont usually get them until they are a year old
     

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