25 week old Silkie:hen or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by smoon, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. smoon

    smoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is my 25 week old silkie a hen or a rooster? It's behavior is totally gender neutral! No crowing like my other silkie roosters the same age, no squatting or laying like its fellow pullets. It does have some streamer like feathers on its crest that make me think rooster... But I don't know. Anyone have an opinion?

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  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd guess boy, with that comb size.
     
  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a cockerel to me. Could be sterile, which would explain the lack of distinctly male feathers and the not crowing.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    cockerel
     
  5. smoon

    smoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I think too. Thanks everyone!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    cockerel- streamers and BIG comb
     

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