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

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    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

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    Yes a pic would help. :thumbsup
     
  4. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Exciting!!!!
     
  5. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    can you post pics please
     
  6. Remudamom

    Remudamom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Top one I think is a roo.
    The rest hens?
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  7. Nsampsel

    Nsampsel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
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  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

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    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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