a pair of Silkies - 3 months old

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by heksa, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. heksa

    heksa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know for sure the gray one is a boy. He has been crowing for about a month now.

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    The buff one has not crowed yet. Her ears are much lighter color then the boy's ones. Is it safe to assume she is, in fact, a girl?

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  2. Tartannik

    Tartannik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow your silkies are very pretty, although 3 months for a silky is quite young to be crowing, I of course could be wrong but mine are 21 weeks and not one has crowed yet lol!! Unless i have all girls of course!!
    I am afraid I wouldn't like to guess what yours are, I don't have the experience yet!!
     
  3. heksa

    heksa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know, I was shocked when I realized that my Silkie was the first crower in the flock of 11. I have 5 definite EE roosters, that are a lot more masculine, but they just now, this week, have joined the crowing choir. ;-)

    It took me a week to actually see him in an act, and the sound he makes is quite different then EE roosters’. Now, when I have a bunch of crowers, I can tell when the Silkie is crowing vs. one of the EEs. ;-)
     
  4. Tartannik

    Tartannik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never heard a silky crowing yet and I am quite looking forward to it!
    What do I listen for? Is it quieter than normal?
     
  5. heksa

    heksa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yeah, it's kind of muffled.
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Buff looks feminine; both look considerably older than 3 months.
     
  7. heksa

    heksa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm really hoping for a buff to be a girl.[​IMG]

    According to the internet ticker, that I set up for the chicks when I got them, they are 3 months and a week old. They looked “just hatched” the day we got them. I picked two Silkies from a box of eleven. I’m so excited I may have a pair. [​IMG]
     
  8. Rachelj07

    Rachelj07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never heard of a silkie crowing at 3 months. Standards don't even crow until 4 months (16 weeks) and Silkies tend to take longer then that. A Silkie's crow sounds like it's caught in their throat, it's actually quite comical to listen to until they get the hang of it. [​IMG] Good luck with the gendering of your birds!
     
  9. heksa

    heksa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So you say he may be older?

    I swear I saw him crow, many many times. In the morning when I leave for work, me and my girls watch him do that. The sound he makes is softer then these percing sounds other roosters make.

    Just a few days ago, when I was getting dressed at home we heard a silkie crow (which wasn't anything unusual, he's been doing it for a while). But then I heard another crow and I knew it wasn't Silkie. I said to my daugther - "oh boy, I think we have another crower" and then they both sung in unison! That was the funniest thing ever! [​IMG]
     
  10. heksa

    heksa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I woul try to get a video, but he only does it in the morning and it's kind of dark at 7 am. Not to mention crows at 5 a.m. [​IMG]
     

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