Do female silkie hens have long wattles?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nifftiness, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. nifftiness

    nifftiness Out Of The Brooder

    I recently made a 45 min drive to buy 3 female silkies that i was told are laying an egg a day each. He had them all boxed and ready to go and i didnt look in the box because their were some shady looking fellas standing around and i wanted to get outa their, anyhoo. SO i got home and let them out, and they look like boys to me, but i dont have much expierience in the silkie dept. Im guessing boys because they have really long wattles, and wide combs as well at their crest goes back and doesnt poof. So my question is, Do female silkies have long wattles that hang down or are they usualy short wattles? Any adive would be great!
  2. breezes_banties_n_bratts

    breezes_banties_n_bratts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2011
    north west ohio



    hope this helps you
  3. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
    This may also help [​IMG]
    roo in front
    roo in left
  4. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

    Jan 27, 2009
    Do you have any pictures of your new silkies?
  5. nifftiness

    nifftiness Out Of The Brooder

    I havnt taken pictures but its clear from your pictures that their deffinitly roosters. ERRRR, I should have opened the box before driving away. I guess live and learn. Thanks for posting the pics, I love your girls, Cant wait to get one! Sure is alot of boys out here

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