Baby silkie humping? **Now with pics pg2!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CityGirlintheCountry, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    So one of my sweet 7 week old silkie babies has started "humping" me when I pick it up. I swear it is doing the rooster move when I pick it up and hold it on my palms. Does that mean it is a baby rooster or is it just confused? I'd post pics, but let's face it, silkies all look alike.
     
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  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Never had one do that, but maybe someone else has experience and can help.
     
  3. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

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    Did you raise it with that dog in the avatar? [​IMG] I'm sorry, that really wasn't helpful. [​IMG] Let me at least make an attempt...I wonder if it is just excited to see you..I mean happy to be picked up and given attention? I really don't know.
     
  4. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Too strange!

    Can you post a video of that? For informational purposes... [​IMG]
     
  5. chixie

    chixie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I couldn't help but laugh...
     
  6. Countrywife

    Countrywife Corrupted by a Redneck

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    danged if I know, but thanks for the visual!
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Since adult male chickens almost always do at least a bit of a dance before hopping on, I suspect that you are jumping to conclusions. [​IMG] Pet quality silkies mature much more rapidly than SQ ones, but still, 7 weeks is early. And crowing should appear before mating behavior in any case.

    And silkies do NOT all look alike [​IMG]
     
  8. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Let's see if I can answer all your questions-

    - Yup. These babies have been watching the dogs, including the one in my avatar. Sadly, the one in the avatar is the humpee and not the humper around here. [​IMG]

    - Hmmm... a video. I can see it becoming an instant YouTube success and wildly successful here on BYC. Sadly, as the baby is sitting on both of my palms I'm not sure I have the dexterity to film as well. Too bad. There goes my 15 minutes of fame.

    - Sonoran, these are the babies I got from Jack Ferguson and they have the potential to be show quality. They are of the same parentage that produced his Reserve National Champion at the last ASBC meet. I haven't shown them yet as they are babies, but they are show quality, I guess. [​IMG]
    Nobody has crowed yet and no dancing either. I guess this one is just happy to see me. [​IMG]

    And you are right, silkies don't all look alike. What I should have said is that the gender is really hard to determine by looks alone with most silkies until they are substantially older. [​IMG]
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    [​IMG] (in my defense, there are a lot of folks who tease and say bad things about silkies [​IMG] )

    I think your chicklet just likes you [​IMG]
     
  10. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    No worries, Sonoran. I am firmly in the Silkie Camp. I love the little suckers and am pleased as punch to have these new buff babies. I think they are the cutest things. I've never had show quality silkies before and I find that they just get prettier and prettier. [​IMG] I'll try to get pictures for you now that they have passed that awkward pin feather stage. The baby in question is always the first to the door when I come bearing treats and has learned to sit happily in my hands. Sweet, sweet, sweet!
     

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