Do I have a rooster!?!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MaestrosMomma, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. MaestrosMomma

    MaestrosMomma Out Of The Brooder

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    A few weeks ago I noticed the tail feathers on my silkie were growing longer and the feathers around her/his neck long. But I thought maybe she was just different because she also has no feathers on her feet and a lot of character on the face. I have taken some pics and was hoping someone here can tell me. This morning I saw my unusual silkie get on top of another silkie and bite her neck. Sounds like a man to me, lol.
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  2. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes he is a roo he has spurs on his legs, long sickle feathers on his tail, and a big cone and pair of wattles, he is most definitely a roo and him grabbing a hen by the neck and getting on her is mounting her to breed, he may just be a low quality Silkie and that is why he doesn't have feathers on his feet
     
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  3. SIMPleChick

    SIMPleChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Handsome Man....He's a keeper!!!
     
  4. RoosterRidge

    RoosterRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] He is so handsome.....

    I am in love. [​IMG]
     
  5. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Awww... He reminds me of my Turnip.... Gorgeous boy!
     
  6. MaestrosMomma

    MaestrosMomma Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow, I thought I would be "oh no, I have a roo!", but as soon as I read that I was like WOW I have a roo! LOL....oh this obsession it's crazy. Thank you so much! I am now off to figure out how to tell if I can eat an egg or not. This is all too new for me. I have a boy, awwwww [​IMG]
     
  7. MaestrosMomma

    MaestrosMomma Out Of The Brooder

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    Not sure if anyone will read this second question but I was wondering if my new rooster will mate with ALL my chickens (flock is mixed) or just the silkies?
     
  8. Lovable Chicks

    Lovable Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its a Roo and yes, should mate with everyone.
     
  9. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yes, he will probably mate with any hen he can get. And you can eat all the eggs -- it doesn't matter if it's fertilized. It doesn't become a chick until it gets incubated. [​IMG]
     

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