Do all silkie roos have combs?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Z_chicken, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. Z_chicken

    Z_chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 6 silkies that are 12 weeks old and only one has a comb and is acting like a roo. Do all silkie roos have combs or signs of one at 12 weeks?

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  2. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Hmm, I've only had one silkie ever and he sure did have signs of a comb that early.
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    If they are pet quality, they tend to have larger combs earlier, and you can tell gender alot earlier.
     
  4. magsrags

    magsrags Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2008
    Staten Island NY
    You'be been bamboozled by those evil silkies and now will know no peace.[​IMG]
    You will NEVER know what you have for sure until they crow or lay eggs. Been there many times and there just is no sure fire way of knowing for sure till then.
    And even then they can possible take forever to do either one . Hang in there. [​IMG]
     
  5. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    That's a funny pic! What in the world has he been eating???
     
  6. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Quote:That would explain why I could tell mine at 6 weeks [​IMG]
     
  7. Z_chicken

    Z_chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:He's sticky from eating cantaloupe. When I bath him, he gets so incredibly fluffy that he can't see. [​IMG]
    This is him wet after his last bath.
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  8. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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  9. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
    Northwestern, pa
    definately a roo. [​IMG]
     
  10. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    Roo, I think.
     

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