A silkie what??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by yellowdragon, May 19, 2008.

  1. yellowdragon

    yellowdragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Guess what? I have a Buff silkie. It was labeled roo. I got it in Nov. last year. It hasn't crowed or tried to breed since I got it. I started geting silkie eggs ( my other silkie henn is broody so I didn't think it was hers). And this morning I went outside and heard very pitiful crow (thought it was my little chickens) and it was the buff silkie.
    Has this happened to you? I am pretty sure its a roo now. Unless a silkie hen can crow?
     
  2. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    Wow! Nothing like a late bloomer! [​IMG]
     
  3. silkhope

    silkhope Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So he's 6-7 months old? Not unusual at all, for a silkie.
     
  4. yellowdragon

    yellowdragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well he is older than that. He was about 2 1/2 to 3 months when I got him, so about 9 to 10 months
     
  5. MaransGuy

    MaransGuy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's actually not that unusual for a silkie. It is for that reason they drive so many of us nuts trying to figure out what they are! [​IMG]

    Richard
     
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