Can anyone tell me if my silkie is a roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by silkie23, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. silkie23

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  2. ktkid

    ktkid Out Of The Brooder

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    How old is it? from this picture, I would say it is a hen because it doesn't have the big comb on its head, In the picture i have attached you can see that this rooster has a big comb and yours doesn't so I would say your safe to say it's a hen.
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  3. RockerHen

    RockerHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a roo to me. Looks to have the same sized comb and wattle as mine, he looks younger too. Also kind of looks like he's getting the 'spiked' crest that roosters get. Not all silkie roosters get huge combs, it's preferred that they have smaller sized ones.

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  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    how old is it? side shots would help as well but leaning towards cockerel
     
  5. silkie23

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    She is about 14 weeks old[​IMG]

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  6. NosiphoChooks

    NosiphoChooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say cockeral, look at the streamers coming out of it's head.
     
  7. Silkie Nut

    Silkie Nut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The big comb & streamers make me say cockerel.
     
  8. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    looks like a cockerel
     
  9. silkie23

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    Thanks everyone, looks like I will have to take him back. I don't think my neighbours will be happy with a crowing
    male :(
     

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