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Can anyone tell me if I have a pair of silkies THANKS

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickenlover594, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. chickenlover594

    chickenlover594 Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought a pair of silkies but I'm not sure about the hen, she crows too but I'm not worried about that because I have a bantam hen who does that too. Here are some pictures:
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    ^this is my "hen"
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    this is the rooster

    btw, the rooster is bigger than my "hen" but I'm not sure of my hen because is so hard to sex these birds. I'll love to hear your opinions. THANKS IN ADVANCE [​IMG]
     
  2. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    both look like cockerels
     
  3. chickenlover594

    chickenlover594 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks ;)
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree.
     
  5. chickenlover594

    chickenlover594 Out Of The Brooder

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    How can I know the silkie hen from the roos?
     
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  6. olijo123

    olijo123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. They both look like roos. Its hard to tell the gender of silkies, so I'm not sure how you could tell them apart because they are so similar.
     
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  7. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Looks like boys.....
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Silkie hens have larger crests (usually), a squatter stance, and a smaller comb, and no "streamers". Streamers are pointy, longer feathers coming out of the crest of a male Silkie. Male Silkies tend to be rather tall, with large, redder combs, and a smaller crest.
     
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  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    There are a number of notable differences. Hens usually have rounder, larger crests, a small comb/wattles, a round, squat body shape, and a lower stance. Silkie roosters, on the other hand, usually stand taller, have a more slicked back looking crest, show a much larger comb/wattles, and have a generally more rough appearance. They will also have streamers on their crest, which are narrow, string like feathers that project from the back of the comb.

    [​IMG]A hens, round crest and small comb.[​IMG]Not the best photo for showing this, but you can see the larger comb/wattles and pointed "streamers" on this male Silkie's crest.

    [​IMG]This photo clearly demonstrates the size and body shape characteristics of male and female Silkies.
     
  10. chickenlover594

    chickenlover594 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks a lot, my hen is stand shorter than the rooster and the heads are very different although I don't think that in the photos I provided could be seen. ;)
     

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