Could I really be this lucky?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Remudamom, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Remudamom

    Remudamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have ten silkies that are almost three months old. One of them is developing a comb but none of the others are. Could this mean I've got one roo and nine hens?
  2. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 12, 2012
    Possibly! I wish that would have happened when we got 6 Dorkings and only one was a hen! Post a picture if you can.
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    Yes a pic would help. :thumbsup
  4. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
  5. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 14, 2011
    can you post pics please
  6. Remudamom

    Remudamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Top one I think is a roo.
    The rest hens?
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2012
  7. Nsampsel

    Nsampsel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 6, 2012
    East Central Ohio
    Question on Silkies since we are on the subject...

    How old are they usually before the roos begin to develop their combs & are there any other ways to tell earlier in silkies?
    I have 1 little white Bantum Silkie that my daughter has named Fluff and I'd love to be sure it's a girl (still no comb or color change and it's around 2 months old, give or take a week or so.)

    It's just starting to get it's "puff" of fluff on top of it's head & finally has a good covering of juvenile fluff feathers.
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2012
  8. Remudamom

    Remudamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, mine hatched out Jan. 25, and I just now have noticed a comb.
  9. Remudamom

    Remudamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Pictures up. Any ideas?
  10. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 11, 2011
    Hm...I would definitally say the one you posted is a roo, but I'd bet it's just an early bloomer. Even at this age, silkies are still too young to sex.

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