Convince me this silkie/cochin is not a roo!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ColoradoPeeps, Oct 11, 2014.

  1. ColoradoPeeps

    ColoradoPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We love little "Napoleon" but come on...look at those mud flaps under his beak. 6 1/2 weeks. Loves a good chest bumpin' and has thrown down with the bigger birds since week 2. We don't have any others like this one to compare. Can't have roosters here so he's history unless you all convince me otherwise...


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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    He for sure looks like a precocious little cockerel.
     
  3. nayeli

    nayeli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would guess rooster but I have VERY limited experience... as I only knew mine were from crowing and thought one roo was a hen for a while (it was the most timid and took longest to crow so by time it did it earned a spot in our household)!
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    At six weeks, that is a cockerel.
     
  5. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    I've got a girls has wattles like that and she is a frizzle silkie cross so similar breed and everyone thought she was a boy too and on the actual rooster they were the very last thing to start growing.

    I would be looking at the neck feathers very closely instead as that's where I saw the first rooster signs. I can't really tell from your photo. Look for new skinny pointy longer ones.
     
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  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree, you have a cockerel.
     
  7. ColoradoPeeps

    ColoradoPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Couple of neck feather shots for you appps...

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  8. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At 6.5 weeks ,you wont see those pointy feathers, they dont start growing in until 12 weeks, but that is a rooster.
     
  9. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    Yeah nothing there on the neck feathers saying rooster yet. I don't vote till they are a bit older because at this age everyone voted my girl a boy and my boy a girl lol
     
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  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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