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Confusing silkie

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sunshine0235, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So at 12ish weeks old it hd what I thought was streamers, but was just new crest feather and they disappeared, it's now about 30 and it looks like streamers just came in possible, but it has no comb, no wattles, no eggs, and no crowing, I Can get better pictures when I get home but is this a rooster? I already have a white hen so I wanted a rooster for her, but she keeps going back and forth. I thinking male now though. [​IMG]
     
  2. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whoops pictures worse than I thought please wait to comment until I get home
     
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  3. Free Feather

    Free Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

    That picture is funny and scary at the same time, looks like some kind of crested Minecraft ghost...
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Young Silkies are notoriously difficult to sex, even for experienced chicken owners, and without some good pics (profile pic and close up showing the comb), they are virtually impossible to sex. If you can get some good pics posted, we'd be happy to take a look at your Silkie for you. :eek:)
     
  5. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Didn't grab a comb shot, can get that tomorrow since its already dark but here are some profile shots. But its virtually not there, last time I checked there was only a small one ridge column
     
  6. Jchicken311

    Jchicken311 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks like a female to me[​IMG]
     
  7. MadamPoofyBrow

    MadamPoofyBrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    100% a roo. One of my boys looked like a girl and didn't crow til 11 months. I see some streamers and he's just got a roo look. Looks just like my Leonardo, pretty boy![​IMG]
     
  8. Jchicken311

    Jchicken311 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oops, I am not good at silkies[​IMG]
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a cockerel to me.
     
  10. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, this one has been a roller coaster, had steamers, and then they disappeared, and not he's got them again. Now I just have to decide if I want to keep the pair or just the hen, so I have room for my polish
     

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