Blue silkie : hen or rooster roo ??? Help!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nuttmeg39, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. nuttmeg39

    nuttmeg39 New Egg

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    I know one of my silkies is a rooster but I'm starting to hear another crow outside that I can't pinpoint. I am suspecting my other silkie. Can anyone tell me if this is a roo? My other silkie is very obviously roo, big streamers and all, but this one looks both like the silkie hens and silkie roos I see on the internet. Any help appreciated.



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  2. CrazyChookLady5

    CrazyChookLady5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how old is it??
     
  3. nuttmeg39

    nuttmeg39 New Egg

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    At least 1 year, not sure how old when I got "it"
     
  4. Davey G

    Davey G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well if its one year old Id say it is a girl, but I don't have much experience with silkies.
     
  5. nuttmeg39

    nuttmeg39 New Egg

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    From my experience so far, it seems like even people with quite a bit of silkie experience have a difficult time telling the ones who look "borderline". My other silkie is very plainly a roo (pictured) but this one behaves roosterish and I'm hearing a second crow. All my other ladies are definitely ladies.[​IMG]
     
  6. Davey G

    Davey G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Huh, well I'm probably wrong.[​IMG]
     
  7. nuttmeg39

    nuttmeg39 New Egg

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    I am just confused :(
     
  8. Davey G

    Davey G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ya know what...ME TWO!![​IMG] [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2014
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Probably a pullet, but the comb makes me think cockerel. I'm not sure... I think the best thing you can do is watch it and see if it crows while you're watching.
     
  10. Davey G

    Davey G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BantamLover21 has a very good point.
     

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