Could this silkie be a hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FeatheredFreind, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. FeatheredFreind

    FeatheredFreind Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So here is a picture. I call him/her Party boy because he/she has been crowing for a week and he/she sounds like one of those party horns that kids blow on at parties. The other roos in the flock are trying hard to mate this bird so I am wondering if it is possibly a hen. Anyone experience anything like this? Thanks for all and any help.[​IMG]
     
  2. FeatheredFreind

    FeatheredFreind Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another pic! Anybody?[​IMG]
     
  3. silkie4513

    silkie4513 Out Of The Brooder

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    Does it have any stringy type feathers kind of on the back side of the top knot?
     
  4. FeatheredFreind

    FeatheredFreind Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes but looks like they are getting less and less.
     
  5. FeatheredFreind

    FeatheredFreind Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can see them in the first pic
     
  6. reesaamy

    reesaamy New Egg

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    I had no idea if my silkies were hens or roosters until they laid an egg!
     
  7. FeatheredFreind

    FeatheredFreind Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did any of your hens try to crow? I was wondering because she was hatched with 3 others that are boys and no hens would she try to mock them?
     
  8. zengrrl

    zengrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had 6 silkies until recently...
    however I do recall all of them opening their beaks as if trying to crow but most turned out to be legitimate pullets.
     
  9. FeatheredFreind

    FeatheredFreind Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does that usually mean roo?
     
  10. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a pullet to me, the poof is pretty even and tame aside from a few stray strands. What color is she?
     

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