Are my Silkies Roosters or Hens??? Please Help!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bnford, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. bnford

    bnford New Egg

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    Hello!!! I'm a first time chicken owner and I'm having difficulty figuring out if my silkies are roosters. I did hear some pretty good crowing this morning, but when I sat down to watch, everyone was quiet. They are about 16 weeks old. The black and brown one is "Snickers", and the orange one is "Butterfingers". I would appreciate any input!!! Thanks!!!! :)[​IMG]

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  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both cockerels
     
  3. bnford

    bnford New Egg

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    Can you tell me why? I'm still learning all this stuff. :) Thanks!
     
  4. Rhodebar Lover

    Rhodebar Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They have streamers on their crests, large combs for Silkies, and more brightly colored areas on wings and neck. [​IMG]
     
  5. ashtree

    ashtree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep. Both cockerels
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I would not use them for breeding combs are not the proper color, especially the reddish one.
     
  7. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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