chicken sex help please

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Blondie654, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. Blondie654

    Blondie654 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone,

    this is my neighbours bird Daphne. Last weekend she cock a doodle do'd quite badly twice so we now think Daphne is a Dave. The bird is 27 weeks (approx.) has yet to lay any eggs has not had any more suspect noises!
    Daphne/Dave is a Silkie hard feather... any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    if it crows its a rooster. silkies are slow to mature
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Most likely a cockerel - is it developing pointy hackle, saddle and tail coverlet feathers?
     
  4. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you have pictures?
     
  5. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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  6. PurplePoppiPpl

    PurplePoppiPpl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its probably a roo... the reason he hasn't crowed much might also be because silkies in don't crow as much in my experience.
     

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